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Register as a New Patient

Prior to registering please see our Practice Area page to confirm if you live within it.

We register all new patients with our doctors on a rotational basis.  However, you are free to express a preference for a particular doctor and this will be noted on your computer records.

All new patients are required to complete a national registration form before they can be seen/ treated at the surgery.  You will be asked to provide evidence of your identity in the form of a passport or photo driving licence, as well as proof of your address, e.g. a recent utility bill.  We also ask all new patients to complete a simple questionnaire about their health.

If you wish to pre-register click on the links below to open the forms. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Submit" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.

New Patient Medical Checks

As a newly registered patient, we would like you to make an appointment with one of our health care assistants for a basic health check.  At this appointment your height, weight, blood pressure and urine will be checked.  Please ensure that all family members over five years of age attend.  It will take approximately 15 minutes per person.

Please bring your completed questionnaire to the health check and also a specimen of your urine (a container is available at reception).  This basic medical information is important to your new doctor.  Until we receive your medical records from your last doctor it is essential to have your help with this information to ensure we can offer you the best possible care.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.