New Patients

New Registrations Welcome

Our practice commits to taking steps to ensure that everyone in our community may fulfil their entitlement to quality healthcare. In partnership with Doctors of the World UK, we ensure that our practice offers a welcoming space for everyone who seeks to use our services.

This means our patient registration policies do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status or any other characteristic. Lack of identification or proof of address, immigration status or language do not prevent patient registration at Yardley Wood Health Centre. 

OOA UPDATED 12.4.22

YWHC Registration Policy

Out of Area Registrations

Patients currently registered with the Practice and moving outside of the catchment area will be required to register at a Practice nearer to their home address. (Policy updated March 2021)

 

 

 

Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the 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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

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