Register with us as a New Patient
New Patient Registration
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.
You will need to complete the relevant registration form listed below which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Without the Registration Form being fully completed we will not be able to register you. Please make sure you fill in with as much detail as possible.
You should book a New Patient Check appointment with our Health Care Assistant when you register with us. This is so that we can make sure we have an accurate record of any repeat medication you may be taking and ensure that any regular checks for on-going problems are properly recorded so that you are called at the appropriate time. New Patient Check appointments are usually on a Wednesday afternoon.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration, although the full registration process will take a few days to complete. Please contact reception for further information.
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.
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.
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.
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