Out of Area Registration

 

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Home Visit Policy for Out Of Area Patients

You have recently asked to register at the practice as an ‘out of area’ registered patient. If your registration is accepted this means that the practice will not provide home visits.

You may on occasion, develop an urgent illness or injury at home that means attending the GP surgery as normal would not be appropriate. If this happens you will need to contact the practice in the first instance. If we determine you need access to services local to where you live we may ask you to call NHS 111.

In these circumstances NHS 111 will direct you to the local service that has been established by NHS England for patients such as you. This local service could be a GP practice near to where you live, the local walk-in or urgent care centre, A&E or minor injuries unit. This local service will then decide if you can attend for an urgent face to face appointment with a healthcare professional or if a home visit is needed which will be based on your individual circumstances.

If this is in the out-of-hours period when GP surgeries are normally closed (between 6:30pm and 8:00am weekdays and during weekends/bank holidays) NHS 111 will direct you to the local out-of-hours provider.

 

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Information for consideration prior to out of area registration.

  • You have requested to register with our Practice as an ‘Out of Area’ patient.
  • You live outside the practice boundary and we want to make you aware of what this means for you under this type of registration. 

We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered with us.

The practice is not required to provide you with a home visit

(this includes both doctors and any allied health professionals that are attached to the surgery, e.g. district nurses, community physiotherapists)

If you do require a home visit then you will have to contact the 111 service. They will direct you to the local service that has been established by NHS England for patients who need a home visit. This local service may be a GP practice near to where you live, the local walk-in or urgent care centre, A&E or minor injuries unit.

It is at the discretion of the Practice

As outlined in the service specification contract, that we can remove you from our list if we feel that your home address is affecting our ability to deliver care. The following are examples of this- 

  • If you make inappropriate use of the out of hours services (on weekends and weekday evenings), or attend casualty inappropriately.
  • if you fail to attend routine appointments at the surgery
  • if you develop a medical condition which makes you likely to become housebound in the future, or need regular medication (necessitating frequent appointments at the surgery)
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