Healthwatch Derbyshire is supporting NHS England’s campaign to increase registration with a GP. There is a common misconception that everybody needs to have certain documentation to be able to register with a GP such as photo identification and proof of address which is not the case.
This campaign will help those who are homeless, families in temporary accommodation and people with transient lifestyles who may face difficulties registering with a GP because they are asked for proof of address or other ID.
We are distributing ‘My Right to Healthcare’ cards to organisations, service providers and charities to pass on to individuals who may not have registered with a GP. The cards are backed by the NHS England national call centre (0300 311 2233) which is dedicated to resolving any registration problems.
If you or your organisation would like some of these cards, please get in touch with us.