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Register as New Patient

To register in the practice you must live within the practice boundary. You are registered with the practice rather than an individual GP.

The doctors need to obtain correct medical records and in order for these to be traced we will need to know full name, date of birth, current address and previous doctor. This should be supported by producing the following documents:

  • An NHS Medical Card and if required a current Passport/Visa valid for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Proof of Address (in form of utility bill such as: gas, electric or council tax no more than 3 months old.

 

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On receipt of the above the patient can be fully registered with the surgery, subject to the Practice list being open. An appointment will be issued with the Health Care Assistant to obtain basic medical information and you will be issued with a practice leaflet and policy for ordering medication.

The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or existing medical conditions.

Disabled patients are able to telephone the Practice from outside on arrival if they require any assistance in accessing the building or its services. Clinical staff will assist patients from the waiting area and escort them to their consultation.

Change of Address

If you change name, address or telephone number, please let our receptionists know by calling or writing to us. If you move outside the practice area you may need to find a doctor in your new area. There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.

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.

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: