There are occasions when we can see patients who are not registered at the surgery.
Temporary patients are typically short-stay visitors to the area who qualify for NHS treatment. If you are registered with a doctor in another area of the UK or a visitor from a country with a reciprocal healthcare arrangement with the UK, you can see a doctor at the practice under the NHS.
If you are going to be living in the area for more than 3 months, we ask you to register with a doctor at the surgery so we can obtain your full medical history.
Private patients are those people who do not qualify for NHS treatment. You may be treated as a private patient because:
- You require a service that is not available under the NHS, such as a medical report
- You need treatment that is not paid for by the NHS.
Private patients usually pay to see a doctor and for treatment, sometimes using health insurance.
If you are uncertain whether you can be seen by a doctor under the NHS please contact us.