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I'm moving from Cornwall to Derby so I'm going to have to register with a GP whilst I'm studying. when is the best time to do this and is it even necessary, any insight would be really helpful
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So you'll live there most of the year?

You should register as soon as you move of course.
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I'm moving from Cornwall to Derby so I'm going to have to register with a GP whilst I'm studying. when is the best time to do this and is it even necessary, any insight would be really helpful
Usually you register in induction week but do tell your current GP that you are studying away.
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Usually you register in induction week but do tell your current GP that you are studying away.
okay great thank you
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but do tell your current GP that you are studying away.
There's no real need for this - once you register with a new practice, all your records are transferred there and you can't go back to see your old GP (unless you re-register or register as a temporary resident).
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There's no real need for this - once you register with a new practice, all your records are transferred there and you can't go back to see your old GP (unless you re-register or register as a temporary resident).
If you tell them they can tell you what to do if you are unwell over the holiday - that's what our practice tells students.
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I'm moving from Cornwall to Derby so I'm going to have to register with a GP whilst I'm studying. when is the best time to do this and is it even necessary, any insight would be really helpful
You should do it as soon as you can. If you're ill at university and need a doctor's note, for example, you don't really want to have to go home to see a GP or have to register as a temporary resident with a local GP.

If you take medication regularly, it's probably best to get a prescription for that and register with the new GP shortly after that. This should mean that the new GP gets your medical records before you need the next repeat prescription to be issued.
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I'm moving from Cornwall to Derby so I'm going to have to register with a GP whilst I'm studying. when is the best time to do this and is it even necessary, any insight would be really helpful
Hi flossyelvidge

Great to hear you're coming to study with us there is a doctors surgery on campus, which is super handy if you're moving to the city etc - you can read a little bit about how to register, as well as what to do when you're at home during the holidays, here: https://www.parkmedical.org.uk/unive...w-to-register/

I hope this helps!
^Emily
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