Temporary Patients including Students
If you are away from home and staying with a current patient of ours and fall unwell, we can see you as a temporary patient. Temporary patients are not expected to stay in the area for more than 3 months, in which case, we would insist that you join the practice as a full patient. Please call the surgery at either 8am or at 12pm for an appointment on the day.
As a temporary patient, you will need to bring in proof of ID and to complete a temporary registration form. Please arrive at the surgery at least 20 minutes before your appointment time to facilitate the administration of registering you onto our system.
Our GPs will prescribe you with enough medication for your presenting urgent problem to last you for your visit. They will not prescribe medication for any routine medication.
Routine conditions: Please note that all GP practices are responsible and are paid to look after the routine conditions of their full patients, therefore we are unable to deal with any routine matters such as routine medication requests which include inhalers, contraception or chronic condition medication. We are also unable to provide temporary patients with routine travel vaccinations, routine dressings or refer you to hospital departments. Instead, you will be expected to contact your home GP practice to make arrangements for these routine activities.
Prescriptions: If you lose or forget to renew your prescription whilst away from home, your own GP practice are contracted to provide you with a new supply of medication. This can either be done on the same day via the electronic prescribing service to a pharmacy in our area or via post to your temporary home address. Our GPs will be unable to prescribe you with your routine medication. Please contact your own GP practice and not Brunswick in these instances.