Join the practice
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
New patients wishing to register with the practice will be asked to fill in the required form, and if over the age of 5, will be asked to attend a New Patient Check. This will be with the Healthcare Assistant who will take blood pressure, height & weight measurements and ask you to provide a urine sample. Details of your medical history and current treatment will also be recorded.
If you have your NHS Medical Card, please bring it to your New Patient Check. This information will help the practice provide the correct medical attention.
You should have your New Patient Check before requesting services from the practice.
If you need regular medication, it would be useful to bring your repeat prescription form with you as it can take several weeks for all your records to be transferred.
Please also note that you will be registered with the practice, rather than with an individual doctor, but you can ask to see a specific doctor when you make an appointment.
Please contact reception for further information.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
Named Accountable GP
The Government requires GP Practices to allocate a Named Accountable GP to all their patients from April 2015.
All of our patients have now been allocated a Named Accountable GP who has overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them, but can still continue to see any GP of their choice within the Practice.
If you wish to know the name of your Accountable GP please ask when you are next in contact with the Practice.
Patient Guide to Services
It’s Your Practice: A patient 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.
The guide provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services: from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities.
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.
How to register as a temporary patient
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: