Moving house!

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  1. nikki_isme

    nikki_isme Well-Known Member

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    Morning all,

    I'm going to be moving house at 7 1/2 months pregnant (eek!) but I was wondering what happens to my maternity care. I guess I need to find a new GP asap, would they transfer my care over? I'm moving to a totally new borough, so will be a different NHS trust.

    Has anyone else done this? I want to make sure I don't get any gaps in my care!

    x
     
  2. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

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    You have your maternity notes, which contain all the stuff relevant to your pregnancy. Obviously there are your normal notes (probably mostly on computer now, but you may have some paper ones). These will be requested by your new practice. If you want you can go to your old GP and ask for copies of all your medical records, but there will probably be a charge for this (I don't think this is necessary either).

    Register as soon as you can with a new GP and ask how you get a referral to their midwife (sometimes they do it, sometimes you have to do it yourself - either way, just ask and do whatever's necessary). It should be reasonably straightforward.
     
  3. nikki_isme

    nikki_isme Well-Known Member

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    Wicked, thanks! :)
     
  4. Flo

    Flo Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same situation as you. The midwife said it's easy to get things transferred :)
     

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