Join the practice
Anyone wishing to register with the practice must be living in the practice area. Application forms are available from reception. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about your medical history and any current medication to assist clinicians until your records arrive from your previous doctors.
New patients are invited to book an appointment with a nurse for a health check. Under the new contract all new patients are registered with the practice and not an individual doctor. We have notice boards in the reception area which display our opening times and current information.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
You may print off both of these registration forms, fill them out and bring them in with you on your first visit to the practice. Please also bring proof of ID and proof of address.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
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: