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Patient Registration - Standard Operating Principles for Primary Medical Care (General Practice)

1 Contents

1 Policy statement .................................................................................................. 5

1.1 Aims .............................................................................................................. 5

2 Background ......................................................................................................... 5

2.1 These principles are supported by;................................................................ 6

3 Who can register for free primary care services? ................................................ 7

4 Immediately necessary treatment ........................................................................ 8

5 Assessing patient ID at registration. .................................................................... 8

6 Determining if the patient lives in the practice area ............................................. 9

7 Registering children ............................................................................................... 9

8 Registration of those previously registered with Defence Medical Services (DMS) and Priority NHS care for Veterans .......................................................................... 10

9 Persons released from prison and/or in contact with the criminal justice system 11

10 Access to registration ..................................................................................... 12

11 Refusing Registration ..................................................................................... 12

12 New patient health checks .............................................................................. 12