If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice 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 that practice.
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. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you arealready registered.
Download a temporary registration form
Emergency Supplies of Medicines
Have you come away from home without enough of your regular medicines?
Don’t worry! This information sheet will explain the five easy steps to help you access an emergency supply of your medicines.
1. Select a local community pharmacy from the list below and contact them to ask if they will accept an emergency supply request from your doctor.
2. Contact your regular GP practice (If you don’t have their contact number you can find this on the website http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx. We are happy to help with this)
3. Ask your GP practice to arrange an emergency supply of your medicines with the local community pharmacy (please see below for their contact details)
4. Your GP practice will need to contact the local pharmacy to confirm the prescription details and to confirm that they will post a prescription to them
5. Confirm with your chosen community pharmacy when the emergency supply will be ready to pick up.
Unit 3, Angel Square, Penrith
8 Middlegate, Penrith
49-50 King Street , Penrith
Bridge Lane, Penrith
Brunswick Road , Penrith
Common Garden Square