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Practice Catchment area

Outer practice boundaries

In 2012, all GP practices were asked to agree an outer practice boundary. Outer practice boundaries are an expansion of a GP's original catchment area. Whereas in the past you may have had to register with a new GP even after only moving a few streets away, these outer boundaries can be a way to stay registered with your old GP.

You’ll still have to speak with your GP first and, if appropriate, the GP may keep you on the register. For example, a GP may refuse to keep you on the register if you need frequent home visits but don’t live close to the GP practice. If the GP covers a large area and the travel distance to your home is too long to justify regular home visits, then the GP can suggest that you register with a practice closer to your home.

However, if the GP decides you can stay registered, then you will continue to receive the full range of services, including clinically necessary home visit. 

The practice is happy to register patients from the following area's in particular however will keep patients on their list as active if you are able to comply with regulations the practice may impose.

- Shard End

- Hodge HIll

- Buckland End

- Mead way

- Garrets Green

- Yardley

- Castle Bromwich

- Kingshurt

- Sheldon

Please see below a patient information leaflet for your choosing your choice of GP

Patient information - your choice of GP

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