Some patients have asked to register at NPMC even though they live out of the area. Unfortunately we cannot register out of area patients at this time as we are not one of the pilot areas.
Information on the Department of Health Pilot Scheme is below:
The Department of Health has announced the three areas of England where it plans to road-test its controversial policy of abolishing GP practice boundaries.
The plans will allow patients in parts of London, Manchester and Nottingham to register or receive a consultation with a GP practice of their choice, even it if falls outside their traditional catchment area.
The pilots, which will be used by the DH to evaluate the effectiveness of their plans to abolish practice boundaries across the country, will begin in April 2012 and last for one year, with GP practices able to join on a voluntary basis.
The pilots will cover NHS Westminster, NHS City and Hackney, NHS Tower Hamlets, NHS Manchester, NHS Salford and NHS Nottingham City.
The pilot will allow patients to visit a practice either as a non-registered out-of-area patient or as a registered out-of-area patient in a numbe rof voluntary practices in those areas.