Join the practice
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Please ask our receptionists for details of the practice boundaries.
On registering you will be asked to complete a New Patient Registration Form, together with a Next of Kin Form and New Patient Questionnaire for each member of your family. If you wish to prepare these in advance, please print off the forms below and bring them to the surgery:
Live within boundary area?
We welcome new patients to the surgery who reside within the catchment areal you can check if you are within our catchment area by entering your postcode
Please register with us as soon as you have moved into our area and try to avoid registering with us at short notice, as your previous medical record will take time to reach us. Your records may contain important medical information that will help us to make clinical decisions that are best suited for your care.
If you are taking repeat medication of 4 or more items please book an appointment with the practice nurse for a new patient check. We will not be able to issue you with any medication until a doctor has seen you.
Since the government changes to General Practice in April 2004, patients are registered with the practice rather than a particular doctor. If you have a preference to which doctor you see, this can be recorded when you register. The practice will endeavour to give patients their choice of doctor but this may not always be possible.
You can also ask to see a particular doctor when making an appointment. This will be accommodated where possible, but it may mean waiting longer for an appointment.
It would be of great help to us if you would kindly provide us with patient telephone numbers (land line and mobile) and next of kin information in case we have to contact you for any reason.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Homeless and Migrant 'Safe Surgery'
Everyone is welcome in General Practice. You do not need to provide proof of ID, address, immigration status or an NHS number in order to receive care or see a GP.
Moving out of the Practice Area
If you move away from the practice area, don’t forget to register with the practice which covers your new home. This will ensure that your medical records are sent to your new practice and will help them to provide the medical care which you may need.
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.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can register to receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice as a temporary resident.
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 and complete the necessary registration forms. 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: