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. 

 

Live within our boundary area?

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:

 
 

New Patient Registration

  1. Check that you live within our catchment area.
  2. Click here to complete the registration form. 
  3. We will contact you by email when we receive your registration form. In order to complete your registration you will be asked to provide proof of address and photo ID. Please email photos of your ID documents to us, when we contact you by email. When you visit the surgery you will be asked to sign the forms and confirm that all the details are correct.
  4. If you wish to register your child (under 16 year old), click here

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. Please check to see if your address falls within our catchment area. You will be asked to  provide proof of address (e.g 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.

Parents of children who are aged 16 or under are required to provide child's birth certificate and parent/guardian' proof of ID. It is required for the child to be registered in the same GP Practice as his/her parent/guardian.

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.

 

Named GP

As part of the commitment to more personalised care for patients, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association have agreed that all patients will have a named accountable GP

The 'Named GP' will:

  • Take lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required under the contract with the practice are delivered to you
  • Where required, based on the professional judgement of the ‘named’ GP, work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multidisciplinary care package that meets your needs.
  • Ensure that your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice
  • Ensure that patients over 75 years of age have access to a health check if requested, which is already a requirement of the GP contract regulations. ​​​

The Surgery will ensure that there is a named accountable GP assigned to each patient.

New patients will be allocated a GP at the time of registration.

Your named accountable GP will be the same as your usual GP however this does not affect your ability to see any GP of your choice as you currently do

 

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.