As part of a national programme, from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them. The Sheepmarket Surgery operate personal GP lists and you as a patient will be informed of your named GP at the point of registration.
Your named GP will have overall responsibility for your care but it does not prevent or restrict you from seeing any other GP or nurse in the Practice.
We accept new patients who have moved into our Practice Area.
In order to check whether you are in our Practice Area please enter and check your postcode using the following map:
1. Ensure your place of residence falls within our catchment area.
3. Please bring forms to the surgery to complete the registration application process.
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. Please check to see if your address falls within our catchment area. You are asked to bring proof of address (Tenancy agreement, council tax bill, utility bill or bank statement) your NHS number and passport or photo ID. These documents are not a mandatory requirement and you will not be refused registration if you cannot produce them.
Your registration status with us will depend on whether you are a visitor, staying temporarily in the area or are a permanent resident.
As it often takes sometime for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a new patient health check with the nurse.
If you are registering children under the age of five we ask you bring the child's vaccination record so we can add this to the computer at registration. Without these dates we regret we cannot register your child permanently.
As part of the registration procedure, new patients are asked to complete a medical questionnaire identifying a past medical and family history, details of medication and immunisations. Patients will also be asked to have a new patient medical check.
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).
Please click here to get directions.
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.