You have the legal right to choose a GP practice that best suits your needs.
Try comparing GP practices according to facilities, services, access and performance before you decide.
Ask friends, relatives and others you trust for their thoughts and recommendations.
The GP practice must accept you, unless there are reasonable grounds to refuse you.
These must not relate to race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or a medical condition.
It must also give you reasons for its decision in writing.
A GP practice may refuse to register you because:
Since January 2015 all GP practices in England have been free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area.
But it's for a practice to decide at the point of registration whether it's clinically appropriate and practical to register individual patients in that way.
Find out more about patient choice of GP practices
You can read more about your legal rights to choice in the NHS on the GOV.UK website.
If you have problems registering with a nearby GP practice, contact NHS England's Customer Contact Centre.
GP surgeries can be found locally across Salford. You can make an appointment with your practice for medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. You should make an appointment with your local GP when you have an illness or injury that will not go away.
All GP practices in Salford now also offer online services, such as booking appointments or ordering repeat prescriptions, in addition to phoning or visiting your practice.
You can now get an appointment with a Salford GP until 8.15pm on a weekday and between 9.30am and 12.30pm on the weekend.
If you want an appointment with a local GP between 6.30pm and 8.15pm on a week day or 9.30am and 12.30pm on the weekend, please book an appointment through your own Salford GP practice as normal. These appointments take place at the following venues:
This extended service is run by Salford Primary Care Together and is an extra 20,000+ GP appointments available to people registered with a Salford GP, in addition to appointments with practice nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Don’t forget that most pharmacies across Salford can provide treatment and advice for lots of health conditions which can be treated at home, saving you a GP appointment.
For details of local GP surgeries, including opening hours, contact details, and details of the services they provide, please visit the below link:
For expert medical advice, whenever you need it, you can also call 111 for free any time, day or night, every day of the year.