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Helping the people of Leicester to have long and healthy lives.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

You and your GP practice

GP practices are improving how they care for you

GP practices are the first point of contact with the NHS for most patients. A GP practice is a team of health professionals, led by GPs, who look after all the physical, mental and social aspects of you and your family’s health.

Through your GP practice you can receive a wide range of services, including:

  • Consultations and advice about your health
  • Prescriptions for medicines
  • Tests to diagnose what is wrong with you
  • A referral to a specialist service
  • Monitoring and care for any long term health problems.
  • Screening, vaccinations and advice to help prevent health problems or diagnosing them as early as possible.

The population in the UK is ageing and growing. As people get older and because of the lifestyles we lead, people have more medical problems. This means there are more people needing the care of their GP practice.

Practices are increasingly working in new ways nowadays to make sure everyone gets the care they need from a suitably qualified healthcare professional, as quickly as possible.

In this section, you can learn how local practices are doing this, what you can expect and how this affects you as a patient.

Not registered with a GP?

If you are not yet registered with a local GP practice, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure that you can receive medical treatment when you need it. Don’t wait until you are ill.

How to register with a GP practice

How to register

1. Find a GP that you would like to register with and contact them to ask permission.
2. They will usually ask you to complete a form giving details such as:

  • your name and address
  • your date of birth
  • you NHS number (if you know it)
  • other information, such as the name and address of you previous GP

3. You will need to take the form into your chosen GP practice. Some GP surgeries will also ask to see proof of your identity.
4. You will be sent a letter confirming that you have been registered. Your medical records will then be transferred.

Everyone has the right to register

  • You don’t need to provide a fixed address
  • Identification is not mandatory
  • Anyone can see a GP even if you are visiting the country

Finding a GP

You can find your nearest GP using the NHS “Find services” directory 

Alternatively, call NHS 111

Healthwatch also offers a signposting service to give you information and help you to find out about the choices available to you. You can find out more here


GP Registration Officers

Our GP Registration Officers are available to help you with any questions or support you may need to register with your local GP.

Contacting our GP Registration Officers

They are able to assist you with:

  • Finding your local GP practice
  • Assistance with completing your registration form
  • Answering any questions you may have about the process and what happens next


You can contact our GP Registration Officers between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday

Dipa Mehta:

Prakash Patel:

How to register with a GP (alternative languages)

Find out how to register with a GP by reading one of the leaflets below in a range of different languages.

GP registration engagement events

If you need help registering with a GP come down to one of our GP registration engagement events.

GP registration engagement dates

  • Thursday 5th August – Community Engagement Jalaram Mandir between 10am – 12pm
  • Friday 6th August – Community Engagement Al Furqan Mosque between 1pm – 3pm
  • Saturday 7th August – Ghelani superstore, 180 Catherine Street, Leicester, LE4 6GA between 12pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 11th August – Community engagement at Turning Point, 2 Eldon Street, LE1 3QL between 11am-2pm
  • Thursday 12th August – Community Engagement at Frozen World, 302 St Saviours Road, LE5 4HF between 1pm-3pm
  • Saturday 21st August – Community Supermarket at Alma Supermarket, 230 Narborough road, LE3 2AN between 12-3pm
  • Sunday 22nd August – Community Engagement at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, 106 East Park Road, LE5 4QB between 12pm-2pm