Out of Area Patients

We are unable to accept patients who live outside of our practice boundary. This is due to the following considerations:

  • Sometimes urgent treatment is needed, and the patient doesn’t have the ability to travel to the GP surgery at that time. This can be particularly relevant in the instances when a patient has become suddenly unwell or had an accident.
  • We cannot provide home visits to out of area patients due to the distances and time involved in travelling
  • There can be fragmentation and impact on availability of community and social services to out of area patients, for example; health visiting, school nursing and district nursing services
  • There can be issues with referrals to hospitals and other secondary care services when a patient lives outside of the practice boundary
  • There can be gaps in care due to the differences in enhanced services depending on the area the patient lives in which can have an impact on holistic care

To find a GP in your area, please follow the link – https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp