Out of Area Registration
New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing their GP Practice as Practices now have the option of registering people who live outside of their contracted area without any obligation to provide home visits.
The Heavitree Practice will now accept patients who do not live in the area if it is clinically appropriate and practical to do so. To determine this we will:
- Ask you, or your current/previous doctor, questions about your health
- Ask you whether it is practical for you to attend the Practice
Please be aware that this may take a little while so you should apply at least 7 working days before you need to make an appointment or request a prescription.
If accepted you will attend the Practice and receive the full range of services we provide here. If you are unable to attend the surgery because of an urgent care need we will ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in with the local service that has been arranged for you by NHS England.
We may decide now, or in the future, that it is not in your best interests to be registered in this way and advise that you should register (or remain registered) with a Practice local to your home.
Current patients who move to an address outside of our area are also eligible to apply for Out Of Area registration.
For more information or to collect an Out Of Area registration pack please speak to Reception.