New Patients

Register as New Patient

You are welcome to register as a new patient with us if you live within the area we serve (see map opposite). You may also register as a temporary resident if you are staying in our area for a short period.

New patients wishing to register with the practice should contact the surgery either by telephone or by  completing and submiting  the registration application online below (Please ensure sure you complete both the Registration form and the New patient questionnaire below). 

It would be helpful if as much information as requested on the form can be given as this will speed up the registration process. If you are unsure of your NHS number this can be obtained from your previous GP. Once the registration form has been returned/ submitted the details will be checked to ensure they are correct and that your address falls within the practice catchment area.

You may also be required to provide proof of your residential address if necessary i.e. a utility bill, bank statement etc. Part of the registration process involves a new patient check which will be offered to you at the time of registration.

Please note the practice is not able to process submissions for blood or organ donation as per the registration form. If you wish to register you can do this separately by either telephoning 0300 123 2323 or visiting the following websites:

http://www.uktransplant.org.uk/ or http://www.blood.co.uk/  

Text Messages

Mobile Phones are a convenient, efficient and cost effective method for us to communicate with our Patients.

We will never include confidential information within the text.

If you have a mobile and are happy for us to communicate with you, please don't forget to include your mobile number when registering and complete the mobile consent form. If you do not have a mobile we will continue to write to you as normal.

We are encouraging all patients who have a mobile phone to enable text messaging.

Mobile Consent.pdf

Accountable/Named GP

From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.

This is purely an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them.

For convenience your named accountable GP will be the named doctor on your records.  We operate a pooled list and patients are registered to the practice not individual GPs.

If you wish to be told the name of your Accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.

Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.

If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with either your usual doctor, your named GP, or any of the other doctors.

Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice.  Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

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 register permanently so tht your full records can be transferred accros to the 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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Disabled patient facilities are available at both our branch and main surgeries and include step free access, automatic door entry and disabled toilet facilities.