Register as New Patient
Firstly, please check that you reside within our practice area.
To register you need to bring your completed medical card or, if this has been mislaid, complete a registration form (available at the practice). You will then be given an appointment for a health check. Once the health check has been completed you will be registered as a patient and be able to use the services of the practice.
You will be advised by our receptionist what other documentation you should bring with you to register.
Please allow seven working days for your registration to be completed. Only after your registration is complete will you be able to book a GP appointment.
Click HERE to download a New Patient Registration form (GMS1)
Choice of Doctor
For administrative purposes, you will be registered with one named doctor but can express a preference for a male or female GP. You may not always be able to see your named doctor, but your continuity of care will not be affected as all GPs can see past consultations that have been carried out by other clinicians at the surgery.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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