Find out about the GP services available in our area.
The easiest way to register with a new GP practice is to find the service closest to your home by using the NHS Choices services finder to find your nearest service. You will then need to contact the practice to find out if they are accepting registrations for new patients.
If you are unable to register with a practice you can contact the West Yorkshire area team on 0113 825 2700 or by email and they will allocate you to the GP practice of your choice. If you live in North Yorkshire and Humber you can contact the local area team on 0113 825 1986 or by email.
If you are in our area for less than 24 hours, you can be treated as a one-off emergency treatment by any of our GP practices without registering. The decision to treat you is at the discretion of your GP and is based on clinical need.
If you are in our area for longer, you can register at a GP practice for immediately necessary treatment for up to 14 days. If your treatment will last longer than 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent resident.
If you are away from home in another part of the UK for less than 24 hours, you can be treated for a one-off emergency treatment at a GP practice. The NHS Choices services finder will help you find your nearest service.
If you require treatment for up to 14 days, you can register at a GP practice for immediately necessary treatment. If your treatment will last longer than 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent resident.
More information about how to see a GP when you are away from home can be found on the NHS Choices website.
You may be entitled to medical care at a reduced cost or free of charge abroad. This will depend on whether you are visiting a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or elsewhere in the world. If you are going abroad it is recommended that you apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which allows you to access state-provided healthcare in EEA countries at a reduced cost or free of charge.
For further advice and guidance on what to do before travelling abroad and what to do if you fall ill, visit the NHS Choices website.This includes country guides and information on how to receive treatment in Europe.
The General Practice Forward View made a commitment to improving the current interface between hospitals and general practice to provide more seamless care for patients and to reduce the number of occasions where patients are sent back to their GP unnecessarily following a hospital appointment. The aim is to improve patients’ experience of care.
Members of the national working group and, specifically, NHS England, British Medical Association (BMA) and the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP), have come together to produce a leaflet so you know what you can expect to happen if you are referred by your GP to see a specialist or consultant at a hospital or a community health centre. You can take a look at the leaflet here.