Register as a New Patient
We accept up to 20 new patients each month; you are required to complete our new patient questionnaire and our registration form, which are available from the receptionist office. We will ask you for proof of identity, please select the link to refer to our 'registration policy'.
We accept online applications, however, please note that successful online application submissions does not mean successful registration until you are notified by the surgery.
Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records need to be transferred to us, which may take several weeks to arrive at the practice. Once your medical records are transferred to us, you will be sent a new medical card.
You will then be contacted by the surgery to book a 20-minute appointment for a routine health check with one of our nurses. If you are on regular medication, please inform our receptionist that you need a 30-minute appointment instead. We advise all our new patients to have this initial health check within the first three months of joining our practice. This will allow us to stay on top of your healthcare needs.
The practice has a non-discrimination policy for accepting new patients. There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP. For example, you may live too far away or the practice has exceeded its monthly intake of new patients. If this is the case, simply choose another GP in your local area.
If English is not your first language, and you prefer to communicate in your own language, the practice will endeavour to access appropriate interpreters. Please inform reception staff and this assistance will be sought out, where possible.
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you fall ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive 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. 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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