Register as a New Patient
If you live in our catchment area and would like to join the practice please complete a registration form which can be picked up from reception along with an information pack. It is common practice for a family / household to all be registered with the same practice. When you register you will be allocated a Named GP.
Please bring the completed form back along to reception with your medical card if you have it. Don’t worry if you can’t find it, we can give you a short additional form requesting details of your previous surgery. We also need proof of identity and address (e.g. passport, utility bill). However care will not be withheld if you can not provide this.
Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us. We may ask you to attend a new patient health check to review your health and medications. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
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.
The NHS App allows you to access a range of NHS services. You can download the NHS App on your phone or tablet. You can also access the same services in a web browser by logging in through the NHS website.
You must be aged 13 or over to use the NHS App. You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England or the Isle of Man. Please visit the NHS website to find out more about who can use the NHS app.
What you can do with the NHS App
You need to prove your identity to get full access to the NHS App. With full access you can:
- Order repeat prescriptions and nominate a pharmacy where you would like to collect them
- Book and manage appointments
- View your GP health record to see information like your allergies and medicines (if your GP has given you access to your detailed medical record, you can also see information like test results)
- Book and manage coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations
- Get your NHS COVID Pass
- Register your organ donation decision
- Choose how the NHS uses your data
- View your NHS number
- Use NHS 111 online to answer questions and get instant advice or medical help near you
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
Both sites have ramp access to allow easy access to the surgery for patients with mobility difficulties and those who use a wheelchair or mobility scooter.
Both sites have disabled toilet facilities.