Register as New Patient
If you live within our practice area Practice Boundary you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.
A map of the area can be downloaded below.
Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by showing us your driving licence, a recent utility bill, bank statement or any official letter with your name and address on it.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
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.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Overseas visitors will need to produce proof of residency.
When you first register you will be invited to attend for a health check with the practice nurse to discuss your general health, update your medical records and be offered help with future health needs.
Inclusion in List of Patients
When you are accepted onto our list you are registered with the Practice and not an individual GP. You can still ask to be seen or treated by a particular GP, however, choice of GP cannot be absolute. It may be more appropriate to see a different member of the team with specific expertise. If you wish to express a preferred GP, please indicate this to the receptionist who will record this into your electronic medical record.
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: