You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Please note: Identification is required to be seen by Reception staff when registering with the surgery. This should be proof of address and also Photographic identification. Examples of accepted identification are Driving Licence, Utility Bill, Passport, Birth Certificate.
If your usual residence is outwith the UK, please bring EHIC card with you. For normal residence outwith Europe there may be a charge.