GP practices have a responsibility to register people who :

  • are homeless
  • have no fixed abode
  • are legitimately unable to provide documentation living within their catchment area

Homeless patients are entitled to register with a GP using a temporary address. This may be a friend's address or a day centre. They can also use the practice address to register.

Practices should try to have a way to contact the patient (for example with test results).

Some areas have special services for homeless patients. Practices may refer homeless patients into these in line with local arrangements if:

  • it is in the patient’s best interests,
  • the patient agrees

If you would like to register at Charlton Medical Centre, please pop into Reception and speak to our Receptionist at the Front Desk. They will assist you in the registration process.

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