Register with us as a New Patient

 

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New Patient Registration

We regret that we are temporarily not routinely accepting new registrations at the Surgery until February 2023.

The exceptions to this closure include:

  • an immediate family member of a registered patient permanently living in the UK at the same address;
  • a new-born baby of a registered patient permanently living in the UK at the same address
  • an individual requiring emergency treatment within 24 hours who may not be registered with a GP provider in Kent and Medway or an individual requiring urgent immediate medical attention that present at the GP providers reception

We have taken this difficult decision to best look after our existing patients and to ensure that we continue to operate efficiently and safely throughout the coming winter months.

How to contact us if you believe you fall within our exceptions listed

 

Moved Away?

Please note that if you move out of our practice area you will need to register elsewhere. We may write to you to remind you to do this but reserve the right to deduct you from our list if you do not do this within a reasonable time.

 

Temporary Registration

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.

Temporary Registration Form

 

Information For Patients Registering From Overseas 

GPs are the first point of contact for nearly all NHS patients. They can direct you to other NHS services and are experts in family medicine, preventative care, health education, and treating people with multiple and long-term conditions.

If you are planning to live and work in England you need to register with a local GP. It is up to the GP practice to decide whether to accept new patients or not, but they can only refuse for non-discriminatory reasons. However, being registered with a GP practice does not in itself mean you will be entitled to free NHS hospital treatment.

Having an NHS number does not mean you are automatically entitled to the free use of all NHS services. Patients in England are required to pay patient contributions towards some NHS services they receive.

If you are in England for a short visit but need to see a GP, you can register as a temporary patient with a local doctor. You need to be in the area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months. Again, it is up to the GP practice to decide whether or not they will accept new patients. 

 

Your Named GP

The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

We need to divide our patients evenly between our GP Partners, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.

We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.

You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.