New Patients

Register as New Patient

If you live within the Practice area, shown on the map opposite, you may register with the practice for General Medical Services. To do this you should ask at reception for a registration form which you will need to complete and sign. For children, or other members of the family who cannot attend the surgery but have given their permission, an adult member of the family may sign on their behalf.

Alternatively you may pre-register using the online forms.

When registering you will be asked for proof of ID including your current address and to state a preferred doctor although you will be a patient of the practice and not that specific doctor. However, when attending for treatment you may see any of the partners.

The Practice does not discriminate on the grounds of the applicant's race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition. In the case of applications made to join the Practice list grounds for refusal include that the applicant does not live in the contractor's practice area.

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The Health Centre has a much wider range of facilities for the disabled:

  • Automated doors at the front entrance (windy days excepted)
  • 2 lifts to the first floor
  • Disabled toilets on all floors and clinical areas
  • 5 dedicated parking bays
  • an individual hearing loop system for patients with a hearing impairment (please inform the receptionist if this is required).