Register as New Patient
If you live within our practice area and wish to register as a patient at the surgery please ask at reception for a new registration form which you will be asked to complete. We will also ask you for proof of your address e.g. utility bill or driving license.
An appointment will be made for your new patient health check which will be done by one of our practice nurses.
We have a defined practice area (click on the link below to download a map). If you move outside that area, you will need to register with another GP, even if the new address is relatively close to the old one. We appreciate the problems this occasionally causes, but we need to be fair to all patients.
Consulting Your Doctor
You will be registered with the practice as a whole but can express a preference to be treated by one of our GPs and that will be recorded. You may however have to consult any available GP at busy times.
If you have not attended a consultation or clinic with the practice for three years or more you have the right to ask for and attend a consultation.
If you are aged 75 years or over you have the right to ask for a consultation every 12 months if you have not otherwise had one and this may be at your home if your medical condition requires it.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Our building is accessible to those with mobility or other impairments and is clearly signed where facilities exist. Please advise our reception staff should you experience any difficulty or need assistance.