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TEMPORARY RESIDENTS

If you’re away from home and have an urgent medical problem that a GP could deal with, rather than going to A&E, Bedworth Health Centre may be able to provide emergency treatment for up to 14 days*. If you are in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than 14 days, and wish to do so, you can registered as a ‘Temporary Resident’*. If you still need to be seen after this time, you will be registered for three months as a temporary resident. If you are going to be in the area and wish to be seen for a longer period than three months, then you will need to register as a permanent patient, details of which can be found on our New Patient Registration page. Temporary residents still remain registered to their permanent GP but any details of treatment which the temporary GP provides will be sent to their permanent GP to add to their medical records.

When registering as a temporary resident, it is useful to have details of your current and past medical conditions and medications, information on any allergies you may have, contact details for your permanent GP and your NHS number. You will also need to complete a form which can be either be obtained from Reception on arrival for your appointment or you can print the form and complete it in advance and bring it to Reception prior to the time of your appointment. The form can be accessed via this link. However, please be aware that completion of this form does not guarantee you an appointment. Please either telephone the surgery, or come in person and speak to one of our Receptionists so that we can see whether or not we can accomodate you for an appointment.

This page on the NHS Choices website provides more information of how you can access GP services when you are away from home.

*PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT a walk-in centre and this service is not for patients who live locally who cannot make an appointment for their own GP. This service is aimed at helping patients who need to be seen urgently either on the same day as a one off, or on a regular basis whilst they are away from home (for example, because they are away on holiday). Patients not registered with Bedworth Health Centre, but who have an alternative GP in Bedworth, who require urgent treatment will be required to approach their permanent practice and request to be seen as an emergency patient.

 
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