If you are visiting from another town and become ill whilst in our area or alternatively if you are not registered with a doctor but need emergency medical attention you will be able to obtain either medical advice or treatment from a local GP practice for up to 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register either as a temporary or a permanent patient in order to continue receiving ongoing medical care.
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 the practice that is treating you.
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 that is clinically assessed as being immediately necessary.
We do not accept temporary registrations from patients who are already registered with another GP Surgery in Northampton.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form