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Ordinary Resident in the UK

Since October 2017 we are obliged to ask all patients if they are ordinary resident in the UK. This has no impact on your ability to register with and see a GP. However if you are not ordinary resident you may have to pay for secondary care e.g. hospital appointments. 

How do I know if I am ordinary resident?

If in the last 6 months you have spent more time in the UK than elsewhere you are probably ordinary resident in the UK. The same applies if you intend to spend the majority of the next 6 months in the UK. If you are unsure you can use this government tool to find out more.

If you are not ordinary resident you will be asked to complete a GMS1 form as well as your other registration forms. Please do this in advance if possible.

More information

NHS Choices Visiting or Moving to England

Gov.uk Guidance on Overseas Visitors

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