Register as New Patient
- Patients may register at reception. The following should be noted:
- The practice does NOT register patients who live outide the practice area. (Please speak to our reception staff if clarification is needed. Please scroll down for the Boundary Checker). You can also click on THIS LINK and enter your POSTCODE to see if you are in the boundary.
- Although you will be registering with the practice as a whole, normally you will be able to see the doctor or nurseof your choice.
- A photographic ID such as a passport or photo driving licence must be presented at registration.
- Patients over 75 will be allocated a specific GP who will be responsible for your care.
- If you need to be seen at short notice the doctor or nurse of your choice may not be available, in which case you may see someone else.
- When you register at the practice please bring full details of your previous surgery and GP. All patients will be invited to have a short registration medical with one of our Health Care Assistants. This enables us to record health information about you that might be relevant to the resolution of any adverse symptoms you might have in the future.
- Please tell us if you change your name or address.
- Please register your new baby as soon as you can after the birth.
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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