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Cuan Family PracticeTel: 028 427 28854
Portavogie Health ClinicTel: 028 4277 2577
Anyone wishing to register with the practice must live within 7.5 miles of Portaferry Health Centre (as per google maps). Postal addresses of Portaferry, Ardkeen, Cloughey, Portavogie, Ballygalget & Ballycran.
If you are transferring within GP or NI, you will complete a HS200 form and if you are coming from outside the UK you will need to complete a HSCR1 form along with a patient lifestyle questionnaire.
Patients are registered with the practice and not an individual GP.
Please note you will be required to provide proof of address by way of a recent utility bill and one form of photographic ID such as a passport or driving licence.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE.
If you are ill while away from home for more than 24hrs or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice by registering as a temporary resident. You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months your registration will expire and if you are still residing in the area, you may wish to register as permanent.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice. We sign on temporary residents on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, whilst Windmill Surgery will see temporary residents on Mondays and Wednesdays. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered. Information on the nature of your illness will be requested by our receptionist and the doctor will make a decision as to whether you will be offered a prescription or an appointment.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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