New Patient Registration
Please click here and visit our catchment area maps for each practice. Alternatively, contact your preferred practice, either in person, telephone or in writing, to ascertain whether you live within the practice’s catchment area.
Patients are registered with a practice doctor; however, you may not necessarily see that particular doctor either on your first or subsequent visits. You may however request to see a particular doctor and we will try to accommodate your wishes.
If you are eligible to register you can download the registration form below, or collect a registration form from reception. Once you have completed the forms please come to reception with the following form of identity: Photo ID and proof of address e.g. a utility bill or bank statement showing your name and address.
In exceptional circumstances, if you do not have a photo ID (you can obtain a Citizen Card at the Post Office), if possible, please bring a professional person with you to vouch for your identity. You will then be registered on a temporary basis for 3 months to allow you time to obtain a photo ID.
Included with the registration form is a health questionnaire. We ask that you complete the questionnaire, as this will give our health care practitioners a brief history of your medical conditions until your medical records arrive from your previous practice.
Patients are required to undergo a new patient medical check; these appointments can be made with our Health Care Assistant. Please book an appointment at reception.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. Download the guide.
When you visit the surgery please inform the receptionist you would like to register, if you live within the designated catchment area you will be given registration forms and a medical questionnaire - If you wish to fill these forms in at the surgery please bring with you a proof of address.
If you choose to take the forms away please bring the completed forms and your proof of address back to the reception desk. If you are on any repeat medications please also bring this list with you.
Alternatively, you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
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
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. Download the Temporary Registration Form
From 20 May 2020, all adults in England are be considered to have agreed to be an organ and tissue donor when they die unless they recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups (see ‘Who will this change affect?’). This is commonly referred to as an ‘opt out’ system.
This means that if you have not confirmed whether you want to be an organ donor – either by recording a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register or by speaking to friends or family – it will be considered that you agree to donate your organs when you die.
Organ donation remains an act of great generosity. You still have the right to choose whether or not to be an organ donor. Your family will still be consulted about donating your organs when you die. Please visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk for more information