New Patients

Register as New Patient

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in, or moving into, the practice catchment area.

You can register by bringing along your NHS medical card and completing a form which is available from reception. Please bring with you some form of  identification such as a driving licence, birth certificate or a bank statement/utility bill which confirms your name and address.

If you wish you can book an health check with our health professional but not mandatory.

New Patient Health Check

All newly registered patients are requested to complete a ‘New Patient Questionnaire’ which enquires about your past and current health. This helps us establish your immediate brief medical history before we receive your full medical records from your previous practice, which can take up to several weeks.

If you wish to have a ‘New Patient Health Check’ please ask at reception.

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

If you have a disability and you require assistance, please ask at reception where one of our Receptionists will be pleased to help you.

Disabled toilets are available for patients.