New Patients

Register as New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice catchment area. 

Complete a registration form and health questionnaire. If you have no medical card we can still register you with your NHS number.

New patients will be asked to provide identification and proof of address.

All patients will be allocated a named responsible GP to oversee their care and this can be checked with a member of staff.

Health screening will be offered to patient e.g. elderly health screening to patients over 75 that have not been seen within 12 months, cervical and breast screening to females, child health assessments.

Please contact reception for further information.

Out of Area Registration

New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP Practice. Patients may approach any GP Practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepting on to the patient list.

GP practices have always had the ability to accept patients who live outside their practice area. Regardless of distance from the practice, the practice would still provide a home visit if clinically necessary. The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.

Out of Area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP Practices meaning patients may be refused because they live outside the area.

If your application is considered the GP Practice will only register you without home visits if is is clinically appropriate and practitical in your individual case. To do this we may:

  • Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way
  • Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice, (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend).

If accepted, you will be registered to attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery.  If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).

We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way. In these circumstances, we may offer you registration with home visits for example, if you live just outside the practice area or we may not register you and advise you to seek to register (or remain registered) with a more local practice.

If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

This arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England.

For further information visit the NHS Choices website (www.nhs/uk).

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

  • Premises are on one floor with no steps
  • Automatic doors at main entrance
  • Disabled toilet facilities with alarm for assistance
  • We have hydraulic adjusting couches in the treatment rooms and consultation rooms to provide comfortable examination facilities and easy access.
  • A mixture of high back and bariatric chairs for the elderly and infirm in the waiting room
  • There are handrails at the front entrance and down the corridors to the twelve consulting rooms.
  • There are three dedicated parking bays and a drop off point at the main entrance of the practice.
  • A portable hearing loop is available on request.
  • A wheelchair can be provided for use inside the medical practice

Please let the receptionist know if you need help in the waiting room or with receiving information in a larger font.