Patient Registration and Identity Check Policy and Procedure
This policy has been reviewed and section 5.9 updated for NHS providers to highlight that people must not be refused registration, particularly homeless people if they cannot provide ID. When registering with an NHS practice, homeless people must also be offered health screening and, if high risk, they must be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination. A new reference has been added for improving GP registration among socially excluded groups and a link to Homelessness Training for GP Receptionists has been added to the Further Reading section. A new General Patient Registration form has also been added, particularly for non-NHS GP Practices to use. References have been reviewed and updated.