Register as New Patient
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area; please check with Reception to see if your address falls within our catchment area.
You will be asked to provide proof of address (tenancy agreement, council tax bill, utility bill or bank statement), your NHS number and passport or photo identification. These documents are not a mandatory requirement and you will not be refused registration if you cannot produce them.
Your registration status with us will depend on whether you are a visitor, staying temporarily in the area or are a permanent resident.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice, all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a new patient health check with the nurse.
Please call the Practice on 01895 822944 to book an appointment with the registration clerk.
Patients can only register if they fall within the catchment area marked on the map on the right. The map is interactive and can be zoomed in to a street level
From 1 April 2015, practices have been required under the GMS contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children therefore all our patients have a named, or ‘usual’ GP.
Having a named GP should in no way stop you from seeing whichever GP you choose to book an appointment with – so long as they have an appointment available for you to book.
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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