Stonydelph Health CentreEllerbeck StonydelphTamworth, B77 4JATel: 01827 899919
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are unwell while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive Immediately necessary treatment from a local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
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. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
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 - below you can download the temporary resident form you will be asked to complete when you attend at the surgery you do not have to do this as we will provide you with the form - you may however wish to view it as you will then be aware of the information you will require to complete the form
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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