Register with us as a New Patient

 

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You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number to register with the surgery, however, this information does help us check your eligibility quickly and efficiently. You must complete our secure online form to register with us. This will give us useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to reach us. 

 

New Patient Registration

Please complete the relevant forms below: 

All new patients are offered a free health check with a healthcare professional. This can be arranged at registration. This allows us to review any health conditions, organise your medication and arrange any necessary tests.

 

Practice Area Policy

We are having increasing numbers of queries about who can apply to join our List and who can remain on the List when they move house. This policy is clarified as follows: 

We have a well-documented Practice Area with a boundary shown on the Practice website. It follows roads, rivers and footpaths. Anyone inside that line is deemed in our Area. That Area has reduced in recent years so that many existing patients are still registered although living outside the current boundary. 

Anyone moving to a new address, including existing patients, that is outside the boundary unfortunately will be asked to register with a new doctor and will have one months’ notice to do so. The only exception is a spouse, parent or child of an existing patient moving into the same household. Having the same postal address is not sufficient grounds. 

This policy also applies to those moving to Nursing Homes out of our Area. However, if the stay is temporary then we may still prescribe medication or give advice on the telephone for up to two weeks but we shall not be in a position to visit. That would fall to the local GP. These requests need to be discussed with the patient’s usual doctor. 

Despite numerous pleas we have made no other exceptions to this rule in the last year due to the spiralling pressures on our service. We have a larger Practice Area than most local surgeries and we have a rapidly accelerating list size which threatens to affect the quality of the service we provide.

 

Change of Address

Please complete a Change of Details form if you have moved. Please notify us as well if you have moved out of our catchment area (see above). 

Change of Details Form

 

Temporary Residents

Even if you have been a patient of this practice in the past, you are not currently registered with this Practice and so will be seen as a “Temporary resident” This arrangement applies if you are staying in the area for between 24 hours and 3 months or if you are a student returning to School or University next term. 

Temporary residents can only be provided with immediately necessary here and now treatment. We are unable to deal with pre-existing matters or to initiate investigations or referrals. We may issue a one-off prescription to tide you over until you can obtain one from your usual GP practice or we may refer you to hospital as an emergency. Longstanding matters and outpatient referrals should be taken back to your regular General Practitioner. We do not have a budget for prescriptions or referrals and we get no funding for providing your care. We also do not have access to your current medical records 

If all you require is an urgent prescription (e.g. if you have run out or come away without your medication) you can contact 111 who will be able to liaise with a local pharmacy who can issue a temporary supply. You can also easily obtain repeat prescriptions from your usual practice by sending a request with a SAE, or by email or on line. They may be able to send the prescription to any chemist using the Electronic Prescribing Service. 

Under the terms of the National Health Service we are not currently your Doctor and your usual surgery must therefore provide your continuing health care needs. If your condition is not immediately necessary or urgent then please tell the receptionist and we will cancel the appointment to avoid this risk of disappointment should the Doctor be unable to meet your needs.

Temporary Registration Form

 

Your Named GP

Each patient is allocated equally and fairly to a 'named GP', who will take overall responsibility for their care.

You can change your named GP at any time by contacting the surgery. In addition, you are free to see any GP in the practice that you wish  if they are available (you don't have to stick with your named GP). A duty-doctor is available every day for urgent issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment.

You will be informed of who your named GP is, but you can also find out by contacting the surgery.