Patients living within the practice area are welcome to register and our reception staff can confirm your eligibility from your postcode.
It will speed up the process if you bring along the following when you register:
- NHS number – as shown on your medical card (or this can be obtained by contacting your previous Doctors)
- Previous Doctors name, address and postcode
- Photographic ID (passport or driving licence) and a utility bill for proof of address; utility bills should be no more than 1 month out of date (E.G. Registering in March – utility bill should fall into February’s date)
If you would like on line access (to make appointments, order prescriptions and see part of your medical record) then you will need to bring along the following:
- In date, photographic primary identification. This can either be your passport or UK driving licence.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a medical questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. New patients are offered a health check and the opportunity to have an HIV blood test with a member of the healthcare team.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
If you, a family member or friend are ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from a local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Out of Area Registration
As from 5th January 2015 practices in England can consider registering patients that live outside of the practice area where it is practical and clinically appropriate to do so. Patients registered in this way would not be entitled to home visits from the practice.
The partners have decided not to take this option up at the present time until we have received assurances that home visits, and other care, has been appropriately set up.