How do I change my GP?

If you want to change your GP, visit the GP surgery you want to join and ask them to register you as a patient.

Most people change their GP when they move to a new area.

Find out how to register with a GP.

Do I have to give a reason for wanting to change GP?

You don't have to tell your current GP that you want to change. However, if you do, it could speed up the process of transferring your medical records. 

You don't have to tell the new GP surgery why you want to change, either.

You'll need to fill in a registration form. A request will then be made to your current GP for your medical records to be transferred to the new GP surgery.

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Page last reviewed: 15/12/2013

Next review due: 14/12/2015