To register with the surgery
- fill out an online registration form or download and complete the forms
- visit reception during surgery hours and collect a paper registration form
- we may require evidence of identity to provide certain services (refer to registration policy regarding ID)
Do you live in our catchment area?
We are happy to accept new patients who are ordinarily resident in the UK and living within our practice boundary.
See if you live within our practice boundary by using the interactive map and postcode checker.
If you are unsure whether you are living within our area, please phone us and we will check your address for you.
What happens next?
All new patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and book an appointment with either a nurse or doctor, within a month of registering, for a health assessment. This allows us to gain a quick understanding of any health problems.
We are now required by law to collect ethnicity data. The ethnic category questionnaire will be handed to you to complete when you register with the practice.
If you are over 45 you will be invited to see a Healthcare Assistant for basic health screening which will be recorded in your medical record.
Named accountable GP
You will be assigned to a doctor who will be your Named Accountable GP.
You will be added to the practice list, not an individual doctor. You can ask to be seen by any of the doctors in the surgery but it will not always be possible to see the doctor of your choice on a particular day or time.
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If you leave the UK for more than 3 months
Your medical records remain with your registered GP but we will provide you with full medical care while you are in the area. If you leave the UK for a period of more than three months the doctor is no longer responsible for your medical care and may not provide repeat medication in your absence.
The online registration form collects your details, a brief outline of your medical history and a record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.
Please complete one form for each family member.
You can register with us if you are homeless or of no fixed abode but reside within the practice boundary. Further information can be found on the NHS website.
From 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded. For more information please visit the Organ Donation NHS UK where you can also register your decision.
Immediately necessary treatment
If you 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 our Practice for up to 14 days. After 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient. Contact reception for further information.
Register as a temporary resident
If you 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 the 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.