Register with us as a New Patient

 

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Changes to registration during Covid-19 Pandemic

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asked to register without coming into the practice. To register you will need to complete our online registration form

 

If you wish to register you may click on the link below to open the registration form. When you have completed all of the details, please visit the the surgery where you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct. You will need to bring along a form of identification, these can include a birth certificate, driving licence, passport, utility bill or bank statement.

In some cases depending on your previous GP, the registration record request can be completed electronically and we will receive your medical records within 24 hours.  If this is not possible then it will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to receive your records from Patient Services.

 

Live within our boundary area?

We welcome new patients to the surgery who reside within the catchment area. You can check if you are within our catchment area by entering your postcode below.

 

New Patient Registration

You may register with the Practice so long as you are going to be living within the area covered by the practice for more than three months. Temporary registration is available for shorter periods if you need medical care. You will be asked to fill in a registration form. If you wish to have access to our online services you will need to provide us with valid photo ID. We ask that all new patients see the practice nurse for a “new patient check” when you have registered.

 Registration form

 

Temporary Registration

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.

Find out more about temporary registration

 

Named GP

We are now required under the General Medical Services  contract to inform all of our patients who their named, accountable GP is. This is usually your registered GP, although you can request to see any doctor in the surgery.

 

Seeing a doctor

You may express a preference as to which doctor you would like to see (in accordance with paragraph 18 of schedule 6 of the GP Contract). However we urge you to return to the same doctor for good continuity of care.  Please ask the receptionist for an appointment with the doctor of your choice, although not all doctors will be available on any particular day.