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. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill or other official correspondence (Bank statement, Council Tax etc).
Alternatively CLICK HERE to check if your postcode is within our area.
New patients registering with the practice must be permanently resident within the practice area. If a patient registered at the practice moves to the outer boundary area (see the small map opposite for definition of the outer boundary area), they have the choice of remaining registered at the practice, or of registering with an alternative practice.
We also require one form of photographic ID if you wish to register for online access to your GP medical record.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire at the practice which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. It is currently not possible to register with the practice online.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
All new patients will be asked to see a member of the practice team within one month of registering for a simple health check. This enables us to obtain details of your past medical problems and to provide better care.
It is a requirement on us to ensure that this valuable opportunity to collect information on your health is accepted.
Named Allocated GP for Patients
You may be aware that from April 2015 all practices are required to allocate all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for your care and support. This does not prevent you from seeing a different GP in the practice as you are currently able to do.
They will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs.
All patients registered with the Health Centre now have a named allocated GP.
Please contact the surgery if you would like to know the name of your "Named allocated GP".
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.
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.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are available at this practice.
The building is on a single level. There are two adapted access toilets. The practice has dedicated disabled parking spaces opposite the building.