Getting help Know your rights How can I register with a GP? You can find a GP close to where you are living on the NHS choices website. When you go to register with the GP they may ask you for proof of address or proof of identity. This is not a necessary requirement, as stated in the NHS's own guidelines. If you don’t have these documents explain this to the receptionist and the GP practice should still register you. The practice may ask you to provide a contact address. If you do not have a fixed address you can use the address of a friend, a day centre or the practice’s address if needed. The GP practice can only refuse to register you if their list is closed or if you live outside of their area. If you are having problems registering with a GP you can call our advice line.