To register with an NHS dentist in the UK, you’ll typically need the following information:
- Personal Information: This includes your full name, date of birth, and gender. If you’re registering a child, you’ll need their information.
- Contact Information: Your current residential address, email address, and contact phone number.
- Identification: Some dental practices may ask for a form of identification. This could be your passport, driver’s license, or any other government-issued ID.
- National Insurance Number: Your National Insurance number is a unique identifier that the NHS uses to track your health records.
- Medical History: Details of your past dental treatments and any ongoing dental issues. Any general health information, such as allergies or chronic conditions, that might affect dental treatment.
- Current Medications: If you’re currently taking any medications, the dentist needs to know. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
- GP Details: The name and address of your General Practitioner (GP). The dentist may need to coordinate with your GP for certain treatments or conditions.
- Benefits Information: If you’re entitled to free or reduced-cost NHS dental care, you’ll need to provide evidence of your eligibility. This could be your HC2 certificate for full help with health costs or your HC3 certificate for partial help.
Remember that each NHS dental practice might have slightly different registration procedures. It’s always a good idea to contact the practice directly to find out exactly what information they require.
Also, the NHS dental services might be limited due to the local availability of NHS dentists and sometimes you might be put on a waiting list.