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    At my usual practice the nearest appointment I can get is in two weeks (AT 7AM), and to see my usual GP it's about a month. My friend says he goes to a different place and usually gets a much closer appointment. Can I just get an appointment somewhere else or do I need to register?
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    Register I'm afraid.
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    Unless the rules have changed you cna see a GP on a temporary basis.
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    You have to be registered there first
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    You can see another GP on a temporary basis as long as you are registered somewhere, but you have to have a reason for visiting the GP temporarily, such as being at home for the holidays from uni, and even then sometimes you may need a family member to be registered at the same GP surgery. Some GP surgeries do not do temporary appointments either, like some university GPs.
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    you can go to the walk in clinic if its for something minor, you might have to wait an hour or 2 though
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    Cities (and possibly larger towns) often have separate walk-in clinics which could be an option if you need to see someone kind of urgently. But they're not a long term solution if you need to go a lot and can't get appointments.
 
 
 
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