Join the practice
First bring along your old medical card to the Surgery. Do not worry if you cannot find it as the Health Authority will send you a new one once you have registered with us.
You will be given a Registration Form (GMS1) to complete. Please ask a receptionist if you need assistance. You will be given a Practice Leaflet which tells you about us and gives telephone numbers, opening times etc. You will also be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire.
The Receptionist will then book you an appointment with our Health Care Assistant for a New Patient Health Check. You will be given a urine sample bottle and asked to bring a fresh urine sample for the appointment.
Please tell us about any regular medication you take. It is very helpful if you bring in a Repeat Prescription print-out from your previous Surgery. You will need to see one of the GPs before any repeat prescriptions can be issued, so we will try to book you an appointment with a GP after seeing the Health Care Assistant.
Once the registration process is complete, we can apply to your old Surgery for the medical records.
Please note that when registering as a patient you will need to bring proof of address.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
Out of Area Registrations
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 accepted on to the patient list.
The new arrangements mean the practice now has the option to register patients who live outside the practice area, but without any obligation to provide home visit
Named accountable GP for all Patients
All patients registered with this practice are required to have a named GP who is in charge of their care. This does not affect which Dr you see on a day to day basis. If you have a strong preference for which GP you are registered with please let us know and we will try to accommodate your request. If you need to know which GP you have been registered with, please contact us.
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: