Running out of medication when away from home
Unforseen circumstances sometimes mean people who are on long term treatment need extra supplies before they return home.
It can be dangerous to prescribe medication without knowing underlying health problems and so in the first instance you should contact your normal GP surgery who may be able to arrange a prescription for you to be sent by fax to a pharmacy of your choice. They will need you to give them the postal address as well as the fax number, and you can find the details of our local pharmacies here. If we need to prescribe for you, it would be safest for us to do so having received a fax from them with your medical history - our fax number is on the Contact page.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice as a temporary patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form