Registering with a GP
When you have found a practice you like, you'll have to formally register with it as an NHS patient by submitting a registration form to them.
1- The GMS1registration form (PDF, 156kb) is available at the practice, or you can download it from GOV.UK.
2- Practice Registration Form- Practice also asks you to complete their own form in order for them to determine any special needs or in case you require any urgent medical attention.
Please ask a member of staff to provide you both forms.
When you have completed and returned the form, NHS England will transfer your medical records to your new practice and write to you to confirm your registration as a patient with that practice.
If you're registering a child under 5, you'll have the option of registering them for the Child Health Promotion Programme.
This means your child will be invited for regular health and development checks. Ask the practice for more details.
If you have no proof of address or identification
Some GP practices may ask for proof of identity when you register, especially when you register children in your care.
This may be used to check your details match with the information held on the NHS central patient registry and that your previous medical notes are passed on to the new practice.
Practice does not refuse patients registrations because you do not have a proof of address or personal identification at hand. However, in order for the practice to provide safe and effective care and to avoid discrepancies in patients details on the NHS Summary Care Record (SCR), Practice asks for proof of ID and address to all its patients. In the event of having no details at hand, Practice may still register you under temporary status until above details have been provided and offer reasonable time period to provide these details.
This also applies if you're an asylum seeker, refugee, homeless patient or overseas visitor, whether lawfully in the UK or not.
If you fall under one of the above mentioned patient groups, download one of the "How to register with a GP" patient leaflets below and bring it with you when you register with a GP practice.
If you have problems registering with the practice, there's advice on what do to and where to go for further support.