If you are entitled to NHS care, but are visiting Oxford for less than 3 months, you should register at 28 Beaumont Street as a temporary resident. Temporary registration means that you will stay registered with your doctor at home, and your medical notes will remain in your home practice.
If you are taken seriously ill while away from home or if you are not already registered with a doctor, you can receive emergency (“immediately necessary”) 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. However, you cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Once you are registered as a temporary resident, you can be on the local practice register for up to three months. After three months you will be asked to register permanently with our practice. This will enable us to obtain access to your old medical records and so enable us to provide you with the best long tem care. This is particularly important if you require referral for hospital treatment.
NHS practices are not obliged to accept you as a temporary patient, although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. However, it will be unusual for a request for temporary registration to be turned down at 28 Beaumont Street. If this does occur it will be because we have experienced an unusual demand for registrations which can compromise our ability to offer a good service to our registered patients.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form