Primary Care is the first point of contact for most people with a health problem, but many people who are homeless struggle to access a GP.

The Regulatory Framework

NHS England Patient Registration Guidance states that:

  • Anybody in England may register and consult with a GP without charge.
  • This includes asylum seekers and refugees, overseas visitors, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless, overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not.
  • There is no regulatory requirement to prove identity, address or immigration status to register at a GP surgery.