You can then ask these practices if they will accept you as a patient (some may already have as many patients as they can manage).
If you have problems, phone patient services on 01903 756800 who will allocate you to a GP practice near your home. You will then need to contact that practice to register.
NHS Brighton and Hove is responsible for monitoring the performance of GP practices to ensure that they offer high quality services for their patients.
To help us do that, GP practices are measured annually against various criteria. We bring the results together in one place to create a GP scorecard.
Find out more about how this works and see how your GP practice is performing.
Your GP may be able to visit you at home if there is a good reason why you cannot come to the surgery. Visits are at the doctor’s discretion and your GP will probably talk to you on the phone before deciding whether to make a home visit.
If you feel you need a home visit, ring the practice as soon as possible so that doctors can plan their day effectively.
GP practices are not open in the evening, overnight or most of the weekend. An out-of-hours service operates during these times; you can contact it by phoning 0845 456 5420.
You can change your GP if you wish to. You can ask another local practice if it is taking new patients, or phone patient services on 01903 756800to be allocated a new GP. You must tell your former practice that you wish to be taken off its list.
A GP practice can also ask a patient to find another practice, although this is rare. The patient has eight days to find an new GP before the de-registration takes effect.
You can register as a temporary resident at a GP practice in Brighton for the length of your stay. You can either approach your nearest practice, or ring patient services on 01903 756800 for help.
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