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All are welcome to our practice


A Safe Surgery can be any GP practice which commits to taking steps to tackle the barriers faced by many migrants in accessing healthcare. At a minimum, this means declaring your practice a ‘Safe Surgery’ for everyone and ensuring that lack of ID or proof of address, immigration status or language are not barriers to patient registration.

 

Safe Surgeries recognise the barriers to healthcare access that exist, particularly for migrants in vulnerable circumstances, and believe that small changes in practice can make a difference. They are willing to lead by example and work to ensure that nobody in their community is excluded.

 

Your nationality or immigration status do not affect your right to register here

 

  • We are a Safe Surgery for everyone in our practice area. 

 

  • Everyone living in England has the right to free care from a GP. 

 

  • Ask reception for an interpreter if you find it difficult to communicate in English. 

 

  • Our receptionists won’t ask you about your immigration status. 

 

If you are worried about giving us your address, please let us know. Your information is safe with us. 

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