New Patients

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The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a health check with the Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

How To Register With Us

Check you live within our practice boundary (below).

You can complete online ‘pre-registration’. This is composed of a ‘pre-registration form’ and medical questionnaire. These forms are alternatively available to print at home and bring/send to the practice.

When you visit the practice for the first time you will be asked to sign the forms to confirm the details are correct.

Practice Boundary

Catchment Area

Temporary Registration

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, who will send you the relevant for; alternatively you can download the form (below). 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.

Asylum Seekers/Refugees

The Practice welcomes registration from asylum seekers/refugees and is happy for this information to be shared with local community organisations.

There may be times in your care when it may be more appropriate for you to be registered with another GP nearer to your home in order for you to receive an optimal healthcare service. We will discuss this with you and find a way to transfer your care to a more local GP or support you to access services from GP-led Health Centres or Walk-In Centres but we will always respect your right to choose your GP.

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.

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