Join the Practice

Register as a New Patient

You can register as a patient at the surgery if you live within the area shown on the map opposite.

You will need to complete a practice new patient questionnaire as well as our registration forms. These are available from reception or alternatively you can complete the forms online by clicking on the links below.

We will ask you for proof of identity please select the link to refer to our 'registration policy'.

Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the practice and you will be sent a new medical card. Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the practice.

We advise all our new patients to make a routine health check with our practice nurse within the first three months of joining our practice.

Named GP

Every patient registered at the surgery is allocated a named GP. Patients are allocated on the basis of the first letter of their surname.

The purpose of this is that the GP will be responsible for your ‘overall care at the practice’. It does not mean you can only see that doctor or expect exclusive treatment from that doctor. Where a preference is expressed reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate this.

If you wish to know who this is, please contact the surgery.

Practice Boundary

Temporary 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.

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: