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In Britain, many health services are free under the National Health Service (NHS).

How can I register with a doctor?

In the UK, your doctor is known as a GP, which stands for General Practitioner.

The Red Cross charity explains: “A GP is the first doctor you will see when accessing healthcare.

“To receive medical treatment, you and your children should register with a GP as soon as possible, even if you are not sick.”

To find GPs near you, use the NHS website.

Once you have chosen a doctor’s practice (this is the clinic from which several GPs will work) you will need to go there to register.

You will be asked to fill out a registration form and bring ID and proof of address if you can.

GP practices are not required to request proof of identity, address or immigration status from patients wishing to register.

Anyone in England can register and see a GP free of charge and an application to join a practice can only be refused if the practice has reasonable grounds to do so.

You cannot be refused on the basis of:

  • age
  • disability
  • sex change
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and motherhood
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

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This notice was published: 2022-03-29 15:57:38

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