Join the practice
Anyone living within our practice area is eligible to register. You are required to complete either your NHS card or a registration form (GMS1 form), which is available from reception or online. You will be given a patient health questionnaire to complete requesting details of your lifestyle and previous medical history and medication. A new patient health check by our Healthcare Assistant will also be offered to all new patients over the age of 16 years. You have a right to express your preference to see any member of the practice team, providing they are available at the time of your choice.
Please note that patients completing online registration forms will only be registered by the practice once they have provided proof of address (dated within the previous 3 months) and Photo Identification or Birth Certificate. Online registration forms will be kept for a maximum of 4 weeks, with out presentation of the required documentation the online forms will be destroyed. During the COVID-19 Emergency we are able to accept proof of adress and photo ID via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not use this email address for clinical or medical emergencies)
Registration (GMS1) Form (GMS1 Form)
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area. The practice covers the area approximately 1½ miles in radius from the surgery. A detailed map of the practice area may be seen, by request, at the reception desk.
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.
Online 'Pre-Registration' With The Practice
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. You will not be registered with us until you have supplied proof of address (a utility bill, bank statement or tenancy agreement dated in the last 3 months) and photographic ID (ie driving licence or passport) to reception. Please note that Online registration forms will be kept for a maximum of 4 weeks.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Online Medical Questionnaire For New Patients
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice. Please do not attend the surgery during the current COVID-19 Situation.
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.
Non English Speakers
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:
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