Join the practice
If you are registering at the Practice as a new patient, you will need to complete a Registration Form and a New Patient Healthcheck Questionnaire. You can either download a copy of our Registration Form and New Patient Healthcheck Questionnaire or complete the registration form online or alternatively come into the surgery and ask for a form at the Reception. Please also download and complete our Patient Consent Form for Communications.
Please bring some form of photo ID (e.g. passport / driving licence) along with proof of address. This will help us to match your records held at the NHS central patient registry and ensure any previous medical notes are passed on to us.
If you are on medication from your previous GP, you will need to see a doctor at the practice before we are able to issue your medication.
Live within boundary area?
Before you register, please check our Practice Area to make sure that you reside within our boundary.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
The following guide, produced by the General Medical Council, explains how you can create a partnership with your doctor and get the most out of your appointment time.
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.
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.
When patients register with us they are given a named GP; if you are uncertain of who your named (registered) GP is, please ask when you next visit the surgery. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Please note that having a named, accountable GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor. All your records are available to every doctor in the surgery.
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: