Durnford Medical Centre is open to eligible NHS patients who wish to register with us. All information given to the practice is treated as confidential and would only be disclosed within the legal requirements of the data protection act. The practice policy is to accept any eligible person and not to discriminate against anyone, regardless of any pre-existing health conditions, required treatment, age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Durnford Medical Centre received the "Pride in Practice" Gold award in June '13 for inclusion of LGBT patients, the certificate is displayed on the reception desk.
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 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