Register as New Patient
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
Click here to check whether your address falls within our practice boundary. The map shows both the primary and secondary boundary. New patients must live within the primary boundary; which is on the left side and rhino shaped.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a New Patient Questionnaire (From 10 years of age) as well as a FAST form. For children under 10 years old, please fill out the New Patient Questionnaire for Children 0-10 Years.
All of the forms can be downloaded from the menu below.
You will be asked to complete a registration form, GMS1 form and new patient questionnaire while you are on the premises and provide the following:
- Photo identification which includes your date of birth, such as passport, identity card or photo-card driving licence.
- Proof of residency within our practice area in the form of an official document such as bank statement, tenancy agreement, utility bill (this must be dated within last 3 months).
- NHS number - this can be obtained from the doctors' surgery where you were previously registered.
Please allow 2 working days for your registration to be processed; medical treatment will then be available to you.
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.
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.
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