Why is the change being made to the boundaries for Guildford GP practices?
In order to reflect the continuing demands placed on healthcare services a number of local GP practices in Guildford have come together to identify ways to improve access to care whilst still offering patient’s the choice of which practice to register with.
- We have a growing population with people living for longer and with changing health needs
- We need to provide care to the increasing number of patients
- We need to address the difficulties with increased transport times around Guildford and the delays this causes when visiting patients in their homes whilst also running services in the practice
- GP practices are working together with specialist nurses and therapists who all need to move round Guildford, the more localised the services become the more people we can see
I’m currently registered with one of these practices, will I be affected?
Any patient currently registered with a Guildford GP practice will not be affected by this change and will not need to change to an alternative GP practice.
Will I be able to change the practice that I am registered with following these changes?
Following the boundary changes, if a patient wishes to register with a neighbouring GP practice closer to their home they are able to do so. Their current GP practice will be able to assist.
I’m a new patient, what does this mean for me?
New patients registering with a Guildford GP practice will fall within the new Practice Areas Boundary criteria.
Can I choose to go to a practice nearer to my home?
All patients have a choice of at least two GP practices near to where they live.
Where can I find which GP practices are near me?
Go to www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4 or call 0300 311 22 33.
How do I register at a new practice?
The process of re-registration is easy and will require a (GMS1) form from the new practice to be completed and handed to the new GP practice. It takes up to 5 working days to process this and as all Guildford GP practices share the same IT system, electronic records can usually be transferred within 48 hours, once the registration process is complete.
For more details visit www.guildfordandwaverleyccg.nhs.uk call 0300 311 22 33 or speak to the reception team at your GP practice.
|Page updated:||22 March 2019|
|Next review due:||22 May 2019|
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