Please let us know promptly if you change your name or address. It is particularly important that you keep us up to date with mobile numbers as we currently have a text message reminder service for appointments booked in advance. We also use your mobile number to send the Family and Friends test and health information. We use your email address to communicate with you about our Patient Participation Group, to circulate our newsletters and to pass on useful information. Let us know if you wish to opt out of us using your mobile number or email address in this way. If you move out of the practice area you will need to change to a practice closer to your new address. This is necessary because the doctors have agreed a practice boundary with NHS England (see Our Practice Area). This boundary defines the area the doctors cover so that visits and emergencies can be dealt with swiftly and safely. Please note that no exceptions will be made, no matter how infrequently you attend the surgery. If you move out of the area temporarily, for example to recuperate following an illness, or to stay with relatives, you will need to register temporarily with a GP in that area. This includes patients who move into nursing homes which are out of our practice area.