If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, make an appointment at your local GP practice or telephone them for advice. GP practices provide a range of services by appointment. When absolutely essential they can also make home visits.
NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has 51 GP practices.
To register with a GP you need to complete and submit a new patient registration. These are available from the practice.
You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.
Once you have completed and returned the form, NHS England will transfer your medical records to your new practice and write to you to confirm your registration as a patient with that practice.
If you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery.
If you need treatment for more than 14 days you will need to register with that GP surgery as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can register as a temporary resident if you plan to live near the GP surgery for up to three months. You'll still remain registered with your permanent GP. Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your GP, who will add the information to your medical records.
Many GP practices offer online services where you may also pre-book an appointment, however you are only able to do this if you are registered for online services. If you have not already registered please collect a Patient Access Form from your GP practice.
Once you have this, please click on this link and follow the instructions to complete your online services registration. Once registered you will be able to book or cancel appointments and request repeat prescriptions online.