New Patient Registration
You may register with the Practice if you live within the Practice Boundary which broadly includes the following postcodes: B1, B15, B16, B17, B18, B19.
If you live in our practice boundary, to register please:
- Collect registration pack from our reception at Karis Medical Centre
- If you have repeat medications please make an appointment to see the doctor
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Migrant? Know your rights
Everyone in the UK has the right to free care from a GP. If you don’t have proof of ID or address, you can still register. Immigration status or nationality don’t matter - reception won’t ask for immigration documents and won’t share your information with the Home Office unless serious crime is involved.
Karis Medical Centre has signed up to be a Safe Surgery to help support registration of migrant patients.
For further information from doctors of the world, please see www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/translated-health-information