All UK residents are entitled to the services of an NHS GP. You can register with any local surgery provided you are within the catchment area, and the surgery has vacancies for new patients. You have a right to change your surgery anytime, with no need to provide any explanation. If we have to remove you from our list, for instance if you move out of the practice area, then we have to notify the local CCG and let you know why – this does not take effect immediately, so you have time to find a new GP (the only exception is that we remove violent or abusive patients with immediate effect).
We are expected to check whether new patients registering are eligible for NHS treatment, so please don’t be offended if we have to ask questions related to this.