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Register with a Doctor

  • We have 40 GP practices in City and Hackney providing swift access to some of the best primary healthcare in the country and we’re here to help!

  • Find your local surgery - call in by phone or in person to sign up today.

Why Register with a GP?  We help you stay well, and live a healthier, happier life.

  • Free medical help if you or your family become unwell – within two hours, daytime, evenings and weekends.

  • Free health care services, support and advice for staying healthy, well and independent.

  • Your GP knows you and your medical background – we’re best placed to look after you if you’re ill, facing physical or mental health issues.

  • Call your GP first with any health issue – we could save you a trip to A & E.

  • Struggling with difficult life situations? Your GP can help get you support with:

    – giving up smoking
    – coping with drug addiction
    – dealing with unemployment family and parenting issues
    – sexual health, fertility
    – social care for vulnerable or elderly people
    – housing, accommodation
    – welfare and benefits guidance and help

Everyone – including YOU has the right to get registered with a local doctor. Live alone or with family? Homeless without a permanent address? Visiting the area temporarily? Refugee or seeking asylum? All are welcome!

Being registered with your GP also helps your community. The more people registered with a local practice, the more government money comes into the area - for vital local healthcare services that help local people.

Here’s some more NHS information about registering with a GP:  https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/gps/how-to-register-with-a-gp-practice/