If you are ill whilst away from your 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 need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to 3 months to allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After 3 months you 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form