Registering for a GP Surgery

You do not need address ID in order to register with a GP. Gypsies and Travellers have the same rights to access healthcare as every other citizen. This letter from the Secretary of State for Health clearly states that being unable to provide ID is not grounds for refusing to register you. You can download and print this letter and take it with you.

FFT are proud to announce that in August 2011 we were awarded the Information Standard for health and social care information.

The Information Standard means that all health and social care information we produce for clients is put through rigorous procedures to ensure that it is accurate, impartial, up-to-date, evidence-based, well-written and accessible.

The Information Standard gives our health and social care information a seal of approval from the Royal Society for Public Health so clients know they can trust our written information and advice.
We hope to continue developing more easy-read information and advice leaflets to support and advise Gypsies and Travellers in all areas of health and social care.

Free Leaflets to download

These are leaflets on mental health and Wellbeing with advice and information on topics like bad nerves, stress, sleep problems and medication. They are easy to read and will help people who suffer from bad nerves, and their families.


The death of someone close can be very hard. Here is some information to help you get through it.

Download leaflet


This is for people who have problems with their sleep

Download leaflet

Future leaflets

The following information products have been withdrawn pending Information Standard review and will be available on the website in due course –

  • Baby Blues
  • Bad Nerves
  • Stress
  • Counselling
  • Food & Mood
  • Women’s Personal Health
  • How to keep your smile
  • Eating Problems


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If you need help accessing healthcare call the national helpline 01273 234 777


Last modified: July 12, 2016