Out of Area Registrations
The new arrangements introduced in January 2015 give people greater choice when registering with a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area (to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list).
The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area without any obligation to provide home visits. Out of area registration is voluntary for GP practices.
Westcourt will not be participating in this scheme for 2016-17 but aim to review in March 2017.