Don’t wait until you need to see a doctor or nurse, as the sooner we can complete your registration with us, the sooner we will be able to send for your medical records from your previous surgery. At the time you register you can also book a New Patient Health Check if you wish.
Please also provide proof of address and identity if you possibly can. If this is not possible, it would be helpful if you could get someone who is known to us to vouch for you. Acceptable forms of proof of address include: a current (dated within 6 months) tenancy agreement, bank statement, benefit book, council tax bill or utility bill. Acceptable forms of proof of photographic identity include: Passport, EU national Identity card or photo card driving license. If you wish to have online access to appointment booking, repeat prescription ordering or your medical record (currently only available for patients aged 16 yrs. and over), you must provide proof of address and photographic identity. The online access request form is available here.
You register with the practice rather than with an individual GP. However, all patients are allocated a named GP – you will be advised who this is at the time you register. If you want to know who your named GP is, please contact Reception. The choice of which GP you see is entirely up to you.
If you have been receiving regular prescriptions or medication from your previous doctor, you will need to see a doctor here before we can issue you with any more.
A 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 here.
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 and still remain a patient of your permanent GP.
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.