You can register with a GP Practice in the area in which you live.
Patients from the UK who are temporary resident (for example on holiday or working for a period less than 3 months) on the Island are able to register with a GP as a temporary resident. Patients can ask to register at their nearest GP Practice.
If you are unsure about which Practice is closest to you or you require additional information please do not hesitate to contact:
Department of Health and Social Care
+44 1624 642687
Douglas and district
- Finch Hill Health Centre
- Hailwood Medical Centre
- The Kensington Health Centre
- Palatine Group Practice
- Promenade Medical Centre
- Snaefell Surgery Ltd
Onchan and district
Laxey and district
Ramsey and district
Peel and district
Ballasalla and district
Castletown and district
Port Erin, Port St Mary and district
Each GP surgery/health centre on the Isle of Man has at least 2 practice nurses in their Primary Care Team. These are experienced nurses performing a full range of procedures and healthcare, from chronic disease management to childhood immunisation programmes.
They are employed directly by the GPs but enjoy the benefits of working for the NHS. Some practice nurses have specialities such as Midwifery, respiratory medicine and some are nurse prescribers. They have representation on many nursing forums and access the excellent educational opportunities that are widely available on the Island.
This is necessary as a good general basis of learning is required to keep up to date with current practices, management and medicines. They have a good relationship with the rest of the Primary Care team and community nursing and have good communicative links with Noble's hospital.
Making a complaint about a GP
Any complaint about a GP should in the first instance be made in writing to 'The Complaints Manager' at the GP Practice where the GP works. The complaint will be fully investigated and the outcome communicated to the patient. Information about what to do should the patient not be satisfied will be communicated by the Practice when advising the patient of the outcome.