The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice boundary.
The registration form will ask you for personal details such as your name, address (which must be validated), date of birth, telephone number, previous address and doctor. It will also ask you for some basic lifestyle, medication and allergy questions to enable us to provide the best service possible from the start.
Once you have completed the form, bring it along to the surgery. You will be given an appointment to register with our health care support worker who will carry out a short medical examination, e.g. height, weight, blood pressure, urine testing, medication review, and will discuss any previous medical history.
Change of Personal Details
Patients are obliged to inform the surgery as soon as possible of any change of name, address or telephone number. The new address needs to be validated by presenting an up-to-date utility bill.
Sometimes informing your doctor may be overlooked when changing address etc. but this is obviously very important. We need to know where you are living for home visit and boundary area reasons.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
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
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.