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How to register with a GP

Anyone in England can register with a GP for free.

GP surgeries are usually the first contact if you or your child has a health problem.

You can find a surgery near you here: Find a GP – NHS.uk

Registering with a GP surgery

Contact the GP surgery and ask to register with them.  They will ask you to complete a GMS1 registration form.

You do not need proof of ID, address or immigration status to register.

You can download a GMS1 form from Gov.uk

What if the surgery doesn’t accept me?

Sometimes you may not be able to register with a GP surgery for example, if:

  • you live outside the area that the surgery covers, or
  • the surgery is not accepting new patients

You will need to register with another GP surgery in your area instead.

Where can I find help?

If you are having difficulty registering with a GP surgery, the following organisations may be able to help you:

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: ED33

Resource Type: Article

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