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Register as a New Patient

If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete registration forms that are available from the reception desk or alternatively please print and complete the registration documents below and return them to our reception. We shall only accept patients who live within the practice boundary area (see map opposite).

Patients are registered with the practice rather than individual GPs, however may request to be seen by a GP of their choice. Where a patient wishes to exercise this right, they may have to wait longer to see their preferred GP.

When you register you will be asked to complete a registration form and medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable amount of time for us to receive your medical records.

Newly registered patients will be invited for a consultation with our health care assistant.

The practice will not accept registration of patients who live outside of the practice boundary area, and should registered patients move outside of the practice boundary area they will be required to find an alternative GP.

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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: