How To Register A New Patient
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
We need you to bring:
- Two officially issued letters that clearly show your name and registering address – They must be dated within the last three months (such as council tax, utility bill, bank statement, mortgage statement, letters from DWP or Home Office) We do not accept tenancy agreements, medical cards or driving licences as proof of residence.
However, if you are unable to prove your address, for example if you are homeless or in temporary accommodation, we will still be able to register you.
- A officially issued photo ID (such as driving licence, passport).
- If you have had a GP in the country before we need the name and address of your previous GP and your NHS number.
We can register you anytime, however if possible, please avoid busy times. This will help us reduce your waiting time.
As it often takes sometime for records to be forwarded from your former practice, all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire. We are unable to process your application without this information.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. It can take up to ten working days to process your application form, so you are advised to register in advance of a medical need. 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 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 and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months your temporary registration will automatically expire. So that we can offer you full services, you will have to permanently register with the practice.
To register as a temporary patient, simply fill out our online form. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
If you do not wish to fill out the online form, you can download it and hand it in to reception.
This practice operates a shared list, which means that patients are registered with the practice and not an individual GP. However, each patient is allocated a named GP. This does not affect your ability to see any doctor of your choice, within availability.
We will inform you of your named GP when we complete your registration. If you need to confirm your named GP at any point after that, please ask the reception team.