New Patients

Register as New Patient

Any person living within the practice area wishing to register with the Practice should contact our Patient Services Team. New patients will be asked to complete several forms, including one regarding their medical history. Proof of identity and address will also be requested. Anyone who receives medication on a repeat basis from their previous GP must make an appointment to see a GP here before this can be issued; please note that sufficient time to allow the transfer of medical records to the Practice will need to be given before the appointment can be offered.

When you register with the practice, your name is not recorded as being a patient of any specific doctor. You do, however, have the right to express a preference to receive services from a particular clinician or class of clinician either generally or in relation to any particular condition. Should you express such a preference, the practice will endeavour to comply, though this may not always be possible.

Please advise us immediately should any of your personal details change.

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, as long as you are staying within our practice area. 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 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: