Register as a New Patient
We have an open list and would be delighted to welcome you as a patient if you live within our practice area. You can come into the practice any time between 08:00 and 18:00 to collect and hand in registration forms. Our team register any new patients between 10:00 – 17:00.
Our staff are happy to help you with the process. All patients will be asked to complete a new patient registration form and questionnaire which can be found below. The application form and the questionaire must be fully completed as much as possible and our receptionist will check it over to ensure all is done. This allows us to provide medical care in the interim period while your records are transferred from your old practice. You may be offered an appointment for a brief health check at the earliest convenience if it is necessary.
Preference of GP
Patients are registered with the practice and not an individual GP. For administrative reasons you will be registered in the name of one of the doctors; however, you can at any time express a preference for a particular doctor.
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.
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.
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