Can you change doctors surgeries?
You can change your GP at any time you wish without having to give a reason. If you tell your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that you want to change your GP, they must give you details of how to do so and provide you with a list of alternative GPs. You do not need the consent of your GP to change GPs.
Do you have to change doctor when moving house?
I have been with my current practice all my life, my husband and kids are with the same doctors too. I am being told that I will have to move practices and move to a new doctor as my current doctor won’t cover me. We lived in another Village 5 miles away when the children were born and it wasn’t a problem then.
How can I find out if I have to change doctors?
The only way to know is to contact your GP practice. I moved a few months ago (only about 2.5 miles away) and haven’t advised the doctors surgery.
What’s the best way to transition to a new doctor?
It’s good practice to keep copies of all your medical records. Therefore, make a second set of copies so you can keep one and give the other to the new doctor. If possible, provide the copies to your new doctor before your visit. If they have time, they may review them before your appointment, which can help it go better.
How to tell patients that your doctor is moving?
Draft a detailed letter to each patient. Stress the importance of continuing care for all patients. Provide information about where patients can locate a new physician, such as a list from their health insurer, the local medical society, or the local hospital referral line. If you are relocating, include your new address and contact information.
Do you need to change your doctor when moving house?
A couple of years later, when I was pregnant, she advised me to register with a GP nearer to my new home as she was concerned that the distance (about 5 miles) might cause a problem in providing appropriate care. It sounds as if you need to have a chat with your current doctor and see what he/she thinks.
When do you need to change your GP surgery?
You can change your GP surgery if you need to. You should tell the GP surgery if you change address or move out of the area. You might need to register as a temporary resident or permanent patient if you need treatment for more than 14 days. You can register as a temporary resident for up to 3 months.
Can a patient change their doctor in the NHS?
This page provides an overview of how to change GP. As an NHS patient in England you can change doctor or GP practices for a number of reasons, including: Difficulties have been experienced with your current doctor or other staff and you are unhappy
Can a GP be moved outside the cachment area?
If every patient moved just outside the cachment area of their GP and stayed with that surgery, their homes would be sold to new people that would want to register with the local surgery, the GP’s lists would double in size. Its just not practical. Not if the new residents stay with their GP.