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For better health and social care

New Leaflets Help Vulnerable Patients to Register with a GP


NHS England has co-produced a series of leaflets to help vulnerable patient groups, including asylum seekers, refugees, homeless people and traveller groups register with a GP. The leaflets advise patients on how to find a GP practice in their local area and assist them in registering with the practice.

The leaflets also ask practices to give an explanation when they refuse to register a patient. You should not be refused registration or appointments because you don’t have a proof of address or personal identification are an asylum seeker, refugee, a homeless person or an overseas visitor, whether you're in the UK lawfully or not.

If you fall under one of the above mentioned patient groups, please download one of the ‘How to register with a GP’ patient leaflets and take it with you when you register with a GP practice. If you have problems registering with the practice, there is advice on what do to and where to go for further support.

Leaflet for asylum seekers and refugees

Leaflet for gypsy, traveller and Roma communities

Leaflet for homeless people

Information for those visiting England