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Offline Sirius

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Re: Registering with a GP
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2017, 03:45:06 PM »
The GP practice I got assigned to just told me over the phone that even though I have a BRP, they'll only let me register if I can prove I'll be in the country for the next year, with a lease or a letter from council tax. My lease is only 6 months long, and I haven't heard anything from the council since I registered.

I'm concerned I'm going to have difficulty getting registered at my appointment next week. From what I've seen online, I shouldn't have to show proof of residence for a year- only that I have a BRP, proof of address, and will be here on a permanent basis (over 3 months). Is that correct? I've been trying to call PALS but haven't had any luck getting through.

We have gone from the NHS staff giving healthcare away when they should have billed, to the other way.

A GP does not have to put you on their books/keep you on their books. It might be easier to find another surgery who will accept you.

Offline AncestrySpouse

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Re: Registering with a GP
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 11:35:13 AM »
We have gone from the NHS staff giving healthcare away when they should have billed, to the other way.

A GP does not have to put you on their books/keep you on their books. It might be easier to find another surgery who will accept you.

Every GP in a reasonable radius to me is closed to new patients, so I had to go through a special process to get assigned to this one (and my understanding is that they're mandated to take me). Last night my partner found documents the council tax emailed us that say we're paying the tax by direct debit over the next 12 months using a British bank account, which hopefully will be sufficient proof for what they want.