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Our doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice catchment area. You can register by completing a registration form which can be collected from the surgery or downloaded below for completion at home before coming into the surgery.
If you are HOMELESS, or of NO FIXED ABODE, you can register at your GP surgery with no proof of identity or proof of address papers, however if you have these documents it is always helpful for our records.
Please visit the surgery after 2pm with your completed forms or proof of ID, when the surgery is less busy, OR registering ONLINE via this website and then presenting ID proof in person or via email.
When registering, please bring with you the following for yourself and any other persons registering with you:
You will be asked to complete a registration form for each person registering. In addition, all patients will be asked to complete a New Patient Confidential Health Questionnaire, allowing us to provide medical care in the interim period while your medical records are transferred from your old practice.
Once registration forms are complete and signed and relevant proof of identification/address has been seen, new patients will be registered and medical treatment/appointments will be available.
Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving.
You may print off a Registration Form and New Patient Confidential Health Questionnaire, fill it out and bring it in with you to the practice.
Please see our page on sharing patient information and print off and complete the opt out forms for Summary Care Record and Local Care Record if you do not wish your information to be used in this way and return to us with our registration forms.
In addition, please see the part on the Confidential Health Questionnaire form in respect of Patient Access, our online patient service, given access to booking appointments online, ordering repeat medication and so much more. Please tick the box and we will register you for this service at the same time.
Download the Registration Form
Download the Confidential Health Questionnaire
New translated animation on GP registration and booking the Covid-19 vaccine
Doctors of the World’s has produced an animation: ‘How to register with a GP and book a vaccine’ animation, which illustrates 11 steps explaining how everybody can register with a GP without the need for documentation, and how to book vaccine appointments. It is available in 12 languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, French , Italian, simplified Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese and English.
If you wish register online, you will need to pre-register. Please click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us.
Please allow at least 2-3 days for the forms to be downloaded, and if possible phone us or email us to check the forms have been downloaded, before visiting the surgery with your proof of ID as detailed below, or emailing ID proof to the surgery.
Online Adult Medical Questionnaire
When you pre-register you also need to complete an Online Medical Questionnaire for New Adult Patients. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file available for adults only, which you may complete and send to us electronically.
Online Medical Questionnaire for Adults
You will then be required to visit the surgery after 12noon, OR email to email@example.com:
For registration of children please ask the Reception Staff for a form on visiting the surgery.
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
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
New translated animation on GP registration and booking the Covid-19 vaccine
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/immediately necessary treatment from a GP upon completion of a form.
You can be registered as a temporary patient up to a period not exceeding 3 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/immediately necessary treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
additional resources available for patients
All organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care are required to follow the new standard, including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and GP practices. As part of the accessible information standard, these organisations must do five things:
If you have any of the needs described above, please alert a member of our reception team who assist you to get the best possible information and care from your GP surgery. For more information please follow this link.
We are unable to give any information regarding a patient to a third party without prior verbal or written consent from the patient concerned in respect of the patient requesting that information. This consent will then be entered onto the patient's medical record for future reference. We take patient confidentiality in this practice very seriously, and will not impart any patient information without the patient's verbal or written
We are unable to give out any medical information regarding our patients over the age of 16 yrs without their written or verbal permission. Once permission has been received we will update the patient's medical record to reflect their choice.
If a patient has a COMPLAINT OR ANY ISSUES regarding the surgery, doctors, nurses or staff, please send a written letter or email to the Practice Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond in writing within 10 working days.