New Patients

Register as New Patient

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.

You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Both forms can be completed online below.

ID is now no longer required to register at our practice; ID is only needed when registering for our new online services.

All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

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Named GP

Since 01 April 2015, ALL patients have been allocated a "named" GP.  Your "named" GP is the same as your registered GP. You can find the name of your registered GP on your NHS Medical Card sent to you by NHS England.  If you have lost your NHS Medical Card or the registered GP on your NHS Medical Card is one of the doctors who have now retired, you can contact the surgery to ask who your registered/"named" GP is and one of our receptionists will be able to inform you of this.

The NHS England contract remains 'practice based' so overall responsibility for patient care remains an overall practice responsibility.  There is no condition for patients to see their "named" GP only.  Any of the doctors and nurses at the surgery are responsible for delivering your care.

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: