More information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Meningitis/Pages/Prevention.aspx
Patients living within a 7.5 mile radius (5 miles out towards the Lisburn area) of the surgery can register with the practice. Please contact the surgery on the usual number if you wish to become a patient.
Glenavy Family Practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
You will be required to bring your medical card, proof of identification and a utility bill when applying to register with the practice. If you do not have your medical card you can completed the attached application form.
In order to obtain a medical card you need to fill in an application form, which is called HS22X. This form is available in English and in a range of other languages. Please click on the respective links below to download the form in English and/or in translation.
All application forms are available at the practice
Patient registrations will be dealt with once a week. New applicants will be offered a pre-registration medical. Details of all current medication will be required when attending pre-registration appointment.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
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. They cover 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
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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