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Register with a GP surgery service

Patients can register with a GP surgery using the NHS App.


The Register with a GP surgery service aims to make registration simpler, easier and more inclusive for both patients and GP surgeries.

Surgeries  that have enrolled with the service can offer online registration to patients through the NHS App. The registration link will automatically appear on the App within 48 hours, unless they choose to remove it using NHS profile manager.

Patients can find help with registering and using the NHS App by visiting the website.

A patient’s journey

Once a GP surgery has onboarded to the service and the unique registration link is live, patients can navigate to register with them using the following steps:

1. Log in to the NHS App and select 'Find NHS service near you' from the menu options.

Find services near you option in the NHS App

2. Select ‘GP’ from the list of services. This will take you to ‘Find a GP’.

Select GP option

3. Enter a full UK postcode to find a GP surgery near you.

Postcode field

4. A list of all GPs that cover your postcode will be displayed. GP surgeries that are enrolled with the service will show a link to ‘Register online with this GP’. Click this link to get started. You will also see whether a surgery is accepting new patients and if they accept out of area patients. 

All results

5. You can also filter the results to only show GP surgeries that offer online registration. Click on ‘Filter results’ and select ‘Online registration available’ from the drop-down menu, and then click the ‘Apply filters’ button.

Filter results

6. A list of surgeries offering online registration that cover your postcode will be displayed. Choose a GP from the list then select ‘Register online with this GP’ to get started.

Filtered results

7. You will be taken to the Register with a GP surgery service. Click ‘Start now’ to begin registration.

Start registration

8. See the questions asked during the online registration process.

Support and resources

Get the Register with a GP surgery service in your practice

You can self-enrol onto the service using NHS Profile Manager

To learn more about the service and how it can benefit your surgery: 

Learn about the latest service developments

To find out more about the latest features view our Register with a GP surgery service roadmap or read our latest news and events.

Last edited: 10 August 2023 5:21 pm