Out of Area Patients
You have been accepted as an Out of Area Patient
Out of Area OOA registration: who to contact
We have recently accepted you at the practice as an “Out Of Area” patient. We are aware that you live outside the practice area (catchment area) and on notification of your registration or change of address notification, you would have been informed of the exceptions and restrictions that would be in place for you now such as home visits or urgent treatment.
You may on occasion, develop an urgent illness or injury at home that means attending the GP surgery as normal would not be appropriate.
If you require a GP please contact the practice in the first instance. If we determine you need access to services local to where you live we may ask you to call NHS 111.
In these circumstances NHS 111 will direct you to the local service that has been established by NHS England for patients such as you. This local service could be a GP practice near to where you live, the local walk-in or urgent care centre, A&E or minor injuries unit.
The local service will then decide if you can attend for an urgent face to face appointment with a healthcare professional or if a home visit is needed which will be based on your individual circumstances.
If this is in the out-of-hours period when GP surgeries are normally closed – between 6.30pm and 8.30am weekdays and during weekends – NHS 111 will direct you to the local out-of-hours provider.