Register as a New Patient
If you live within our practice area you (click on the map opposite for a larger version) are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.
Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill along with one form of photographic ID
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
You will need to complete and return a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire. Online pre-registration versions can be found below
These forms provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Sometimes it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
You will also need to provide a copy of:
- EU Nationals- we require a valid passport and proof of address.
- Asylum Seekers- we require Home Office document, HC2, a reporting schedule, ID card and proof of address.
Returning the Documents
Whilst we normally require original documents for proof of identity, in view of the coronavirus pandemic; we are accepting copies of these by email or post.
Please scan or alternatively take a clear and legible picture of ID documents together, and send them to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: