Moreton Health Clinic

8-14 Chadwick Street, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 7XA

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Telephone: 0151 522 0099

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Who can register for free primary care services?

A patient does not need to be “ordinarily resident” in the country to be eligible for NHS primary medical care –this only applies to secondary (hospital) care. In effect, therefore, anybody in England may register and consult with a GP without charge.

Where a GP refers a patient for secondary services (hospital or other community services) they should do so on clinical grounds alone; eligibility for free care will be assessed by the receiving organisation.

It is important to note that there is no set length of time that a patient must reside in the country in order to become eligible to receive NHS primary medical care services.

Therefore all asylum seekers and refugees, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless, overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are eligible to register with a GP practice even if those visitors are not eligible for secondary care (hospital care) services.

The length of time that a patient is intending to reside in an area dictates whether a patient is registered as a temporary or permanent patient. Patients should be offered the option of registering as a temporary resident if they are resident in the practice area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months.

There are several different types of patient registration which are detailed as follows:

  1. Registered NHS patients.

This is the normal category of GP registration (sometimes referred to as permanent or full registration) and covers patients who live:

  •     within the practice’s area
  •     within the practice’s outer boundary area (where such a boundary exists)

They are entitled to the full range of services provided by their practice, including home visits where clinically necessary.

  1. Out of area registered patients

These are people, living outside the practice’s area, accepted as registered NHS patients by GP practices but without home visiting obligations as the practice has decided this is clinically appropriate and practical to register in this way.

Such patients are able to access all services provided by the practice, except home visits and immediately necessary and emergency treatment needed whilst they are away from and unable to attend the registered practice. Those patients will access urgent primary medical care when at home through NHS 111.

  1. Temporary residents

These are people who are in an area for more than 24 hours, but less than three months and are accepted by GP practices (with open lists) to be treated on a temporary basis.

Temporary residents are able to access the full range of services provided by the practice, but their medical records remain with their registered practice, and details of treatment at their temporary practice should be forwarded to their regular practice.

  1. People requesting immediately necessary treatment

A practice is obliged to provide such treatment, during core hours (8.30am to 6.30pm), to people who:

  •                  have been refused registration and are not registered with another practice in the local area
  •                  have been refused acceptance as a temporary resident; or
  •                  who are present in the practice’s area for less than 24 hours.

This obligation continues for 14 days beginning on the date the person’s application to register or for acceptance as a temporary resident was refused, and ending when they are so accepted by another practice if sooner in the case of (i) and (ii), or up to 24 hours in the case of (iii) so long as the person remains within the practice’s area.

Given the criteria above the obligation to provide immediately necessary treatment does not apply to patients who permanently reside in a local practice area but have chosen to register with a practice outside the practice area.

  1. People requesting immediately necessary treatment owing to an accident or emergency

The practice is obliged to provide this during core hours where the accident or emergency takes place anywhere in the practice’s area.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
    Wirral Extended Access:
    18:30pm - 19:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
    Wirral Extended Access:
    18:30pm - 19:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am - 18:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED