Register as a patient

How to register

To register as a patient, you need to fill in a paper form.

1. Fill in a form

You can either:

  • download and print out the registration form (PDF, 199KB, 2 pages)
  • get a paper copy from the surgery
Advice if you do not have a permanent address

You may be able to use a temporary address. For example:

  • a friend's address
  • a day centre
  • the surgery address

2. Give proof of ID (if you have it)

You do not need proof of ID to register, but it might help if you have a copy of any of these:

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • HC2 certificate
  • rough sleepers’ identity badge
  • hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter

3. Return the form

You can return the form and ID documents:

  • by email
  • in person at the surgery

See surgery contact details

If you are in the area for less than 3 months

If you are staying in the area for less than 3 months, you may be able to register as a temporary patient.

Contact the surgery to find out if you can register.

Find out more on the NHS website

Visit the NHS website guide on how to register with a GP surgery