Our Reception team will be happy to guide any prospective new patients through the Registration procedure. You will need to provide proof of your identity and address, so it would help if you could provide us with a recent utility bill and one form of photographic ID. You will need to complete a Registration Form (GMS1) and a New Patient Questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact Reception for further information.
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 as a temporary 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 need to permanently register with the practice if you wish to continue being seen there.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. You will be required to complete a temporary patient form and supply ID as detailed above. 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.
Out of Area Registration
If you live at, or move to an address which falls outside of our Practice Boundary, you may wish to apply to be registered as an Out of Area Patient. Under the ‘Patient Choice’ scheme, GP practices are able to register patients who live outside the practice area without any obligation to provide home visits or services out of hours when the patient is unable to attend their registered practice.
All Out of Area Registration applications are assessed on an individual basis by a GP, to determine whether this level of service is clinically appropriate and practical for the patient. Please see the Out of Area Registration Application form which provides more information about this option.
If Out of Area Registration is deemed to be not appropriate, you will need to register with a GP Practice in your local vicinity in order to continue to receive the appropriate care, treatment and service. Information on the choice of GP Practices available to you can be found at www.nhs.uk.