To ask if dd could stay with the gp surgery she’s with
Cleanbreak67 · 15/05/2021 10:45
Dd is university student who’s come home for the summer. Still registered with the GP where her university is. We live about 40 minutes away. She will need to update her address with theGP as her prescriptions will need to have our address on as that’s where her benefit claim is now registered. She will be back late august to her student town.
PinkiOcelot · 15/05/2021 10:53
When I worked in a GP surgery years ago, you had to be registered with a GP within a certain number of miles due to if you needed an urgent house call and the GP had to come out.
However, these days you can’t even get an appointment never mind a house call, so that shouldn’t even apply.
MissAmandaLa1kes · 15/05/2021 10:56
Depending on the medication, the university go can issue sufficient medications for her whilst at your address.repeat dispensing, could even arrange for pxs to be sent electronically to a local pharmacy, depending on which of the home countries she is in.
Thegoodandbadlife · 15/05/2021 11:08
What I do is if I need a prescription is ask if they can send it to x pharmacy instead of the one near my Uni GP practice. That was you don’t have to bother registering and registering as a temp patient. Only time I’ve registered at a temp was when I actually needed a GP appointment. If she’s able to also order the prescription through patient access you just change the nominated pharmacy which again is really simple.
Wilkolampshade · 15/05/2021 11:31
We've had this.
To see a doctor just register as a temporary resident with your nearest GP.
If it's just prescriptions your needing then as @recededpronunciation says, her regular GP can send them through to your local pharmacy. The receptionist at her normal GP can do this, just give them a call.
recededpronunciation · 15/05/2021 11:34
It doesn’t matter if she’s not going back that address - my daughter updates her address in October when the new academic year starts. All that really matters is she can tell the pharmacist the address that’s on the prescription when she picks it up.
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