The SPPG has placed a temporary freeze on the free movement for patients between practices in Northern Ireland from the 1st November 2023. This means, that if you are currently registered with a GP practice in your locality you must remain with them, you will not be able to move to another practice in the same catchment area. Exceptions to this are, new babies, anyone moving into the area from another town or anyone who is not registered with a GP at all.
We will update our patients when the freeze is removed.
If you live within our practice area (5 mile radius) you are welcome to register with us, our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.
Firstly you need to contact the Surgery to book an appointment for the Registration Clinic, you will be asked some information, receive an appointment and will be asked to complete the following form before your appointment.
Please ensure this form is completed before your registration appointment or you will be turned away and asked to make another appointment.
Eligibility needs to be confirmed at your registration appointment you will be asked to bring the following information
For patients who are currently registered with a GP in Great Britain you will need:
- Proof of address either a utility bill or bank statement.
- Proof of identity either a copy of your passport, driving licence or electoral card.
For patients who have come from outside Great Britain and are currently residing in Northern Ireland need to supply one item from each list below:
- Valid Passport
- Valid Visa issued by the UK Home Office (if applicable)
- Birth Certificate, and where applicable, Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate
- Certificate of Naturalisation or proof of EEA status
- Other valid Photographic ID (confirming Nationality)
- Current NI Driving Licence (photo card and counterpart) with Northern Ireland address
- Current Northern Ireland Rates Bill
- Current Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
- Current Home Insurance policy valid for Northern Ireland
- Signed, current Tenancy agreement (not handwritten) or mortgage statement for property of residency in Northern Ireland
- Current Bank Statements for active account which show Northern Ireland address
- Recently paid utility bill (gas, electricity or telephone – NOT a mobile phone) for property of residency in Northern Ireland
- Housing Benefit award letter for a property in Northern Ireland
- A letter or document confirming receipt of a UK/NI State Pension or Benefit paid into an NI Bank Account
- A letter or document from Department of Communities confirming receipt of Social Security Benefit
- Recent payslip from current employer (showing employer’s address and employee’s National Insurance Number)
- Letter from HMRC with your Unique Tax reference/Self Assessment return showing NI Address
- S1 Form (not issued in UK) or letter from DSP confirming receipt of State Pension (ROI only)
- HMRC Tax Credit Award
If you are having problems providing any of the items listed, please speak to Medical Registrations BSO 0300 555 0113.
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.