Registration and Practice Boundaries
Out of Area Patients
If you have applied to join our list as an out-of-area patient. This means you will not be eligible for home visits from the surgery. It is also likely that you will no longer be eligible for other visiting services such as the district nurses, community midwives, community matron or other domiciliary services should they ever be required.
To register as an Out Of Area Patient you must fully understand the implications and if you have any concerns or doubts that this will be suitable for you, you should register at another practice close to your home address.
Before we can accept you as an out of area patient, we have a responsibility to you to ensure it is clinically safe and appropriate to do so. This means we have to be sure you are not likely to require a home visit or use of a domiciliary service in the near future.
Signposting to Services
Our reception team will signpost you to other services available to you if we are unable to offer you an appointment at the practice as quickly as you would like
Likewise, the GP isn’t always the best person for you to see, depending on your current health concern(s)
Signposting allows you to receive the right care, from the right person, when you need it
You can refer yourself to any of these services at any time
The Limes does not discriminate on the grounds of:
- race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance
- disability or medical condition