Temporary Services

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 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.

 Further Information on Temporary Registration

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Your Named GP

All patients in the practice will have an allocated accountable GP who will be responsible for your overall care at the practice. This will normally be your regular GP. If you are unsure who this GP is or have a preference as to which GP this should be, please contact the surgery and your records can be amended accordingly.

The accountable GP for patients 75 and over will work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient.

Patients 75 and over will have regular health reviews and check ups, either by GP or Practice Nurse depending upon their medical needs.

The NHS App

Vel Surgery would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.


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