Non-urgent advice: Please note
We do not accept out of area registrations.
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Out of Area
We recognise that some of our currently registered patients would like to remain registered with us due to familiarity and for continuity in their care. This may be possible when you move out of our catchment area, however, the Out Of Area (OOA) registration rules will apply.
To be accepted as an OOA patient, you must live outside our catchment area but within a London Borough address, if you live outside of a London Borough, unfortunately we cannot accept your registration or keep you registered as a patients.
OOA registration offers patients all the services usually associated with registration, with two exceptions: Home visits and urgent treatment. If an OOA registered patient is unwell and needs to be seen, whatever the time of day or night, they should call 111 (urgent) or 999 (emergency) and get the care they needed.
There are some patients who are not suitable for OOA registration. These include any one who is likely to need care from a specialist team who are geographically located according to their home, not their GP address.
This includes (but not limited to) patients / services in the following services:
- Pregnant women/ Antenatal services
- Families with children under the age of 6 years old (updated 18/06/2021
- Patients with serious mental health problems/ Community Mental Health Teams
- Patients with Adult Safeguarding needs/ Adult Social Care
- Patients with complex community-based packages of care/ Adult Social Care
These groups cannot be registered as OOA because they will need more regular local care services. It is difficult and impractical for GPs to coordinate such care remotely with services, with which they do not already have strong professional working relationships.
The Practice has the right to not register anyone in the above categories. If you are registered OOA with the practice and then enter one of these categories, then you may be asked to register elsewhere. The decision is based on clinical and practical safety.
Please note that registering as an OOA patient you may sometimes need a referral to a particular service. Sometimes there are restrictions to how and where we can refer you as some referrals are based on your address. We are limited when it comes to referrals beyond our local area. So, there may be times a referral will be rejected simply based on your home address which is out of our control. If you are seeking a referral, it may be better to join a GP practice closer to home to avoid any possible delays to any treatment (including urgent treatment, such as urgent suspected cancer referrals).
If you do decide to register with another practice, then all your previous health records will be sent to your new GP.
What do I do to register as an Out-of-Area Patient?
You MUST AGREE to the above and then complete the OOA registration form within 30 days of the letter date.
If we do not hear back from you, you will be de-registered from the Practice.
By completing the OAA registration form, you agree to the out of area exceptions and restrictions, and you may be asked to register to a GP surgery closer to your home address that would provide you with suitable and unrestrictive care according to your needs.
We will then review your application which may include being asked to come in for a consultation. Until that time your registration will be on a provisional basis. A decision will then be made on an individual patient basis as to whether it is appropriate for you to be registered as an OOA Registration and you will be informed within 14 days if your request has been rejected.