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New Patient Registration

You can apply to register with us by completing one of the registration forms and questionnaires available at reception. Online versions are also available below.

We never discriminate on the grounds of age, sex, medical condition, race, disability or social class, and if we are unable to register you we will always provide you with a reason in writing.

Under the terms of the Department of Health contract for General Medical Services all patients are now registered with the practice rather than with an individual GP. However, you have the right to see a doctor of your choice and, where possible, we will observe this right. The receptionist will ask at the time of making an appointment if you have a preferred choice of doctor, and will provide a reasonable explanation if we cannot comply with this choice.

If you want to register with the practice check your address is within the practice boundary and complete both the New patient registration (GMS1) form as well as the New Patient Questionnaire. You will also need to visit the reception team with your ID and proof of address.

area

We welcome any new patient that lives within the boundaries of the practice area which covers sixty square miles.

New Patient Registration Form (GMS1)

New Patient Questionnaire

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: