If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you may be able to receive emergency treatment from a local GP practice. Seeing a patient on a temporary basis will made on whether there is capacity at the GP practice you are trying to register with and on medical need which will be determined by a GP after a telephone triage consultation.
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 permanent patient with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient 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 if there is a medical need to do so. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Alternatively you can attend the local Urgent Care Walk In Centre, George Eliot Hospital, Eliot Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ, open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.