St Fillan's Medical Centre2 Liverpool RoadPenwortham Preston, PR1 0ADTel: 01772 325001
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
RCGP Useful Guide for Patients
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. It covers issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
To support the implementation of GP Choice, please see below:-
From 5 January 2015 GP practices may register patients who live outside their practice area without home visiting and other urgent care obligations when patient is at home and too ill to attend their registered practice.
St Fillans Medical Centre will consider an application from someone, requesting registration at this surgery. If it is deemed to be clinically appropriate for someone to register at the surgery, the practice will complete the registration process for that person.
Further information on this scheme is available from the surgery.
Any person requesting to be registered at St Fillans Medical Centre will, in the first instance, have to complete a Registration Request Form and this will then be considered by the GP Partnership.
If you are ill while away from home and are staying with someone who is a patient at this practice, you can receive treatment from this GP practice.
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 for a further three months or consider registering on a permanent basis at this practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the practice. A practice 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.
Temporary Patient Registration Form
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