New Patients

Register as New Patient

This practice accepts patients who have moved into, or are living in, our catchment area. A map of our practice area and boundaries is available for viewing at reception.

To register as a patient you will need to complete a registration pack which is available from reception. You will also need to provide identification (passport, driving licence, visa etc.) and evidence that you permanently live at an address in our practice area for a settled purpose (utility bill, council letter, bank statement etc). It is helpful that any new patient wishing to register permanently has their NHS number available.

Please provide us with a daytime contact number in addition to your home telephone number as there may be times we need to make contact with you promptly during opening hours.  It is a requirement that any changes in personal details such as name, address, contact telephone numbers etc are communicated to the practice promptly. 

All newly registered patients will be invited for a routine assessment by a Health Care Assistant, within the first 6 months of joining the practice. 

If you move to an area outside the practice boundary you will need to register with a practice more local to your new address.  Travelling distance and time for medical staff to provide home care visits for patients too ill to attend surgery must be kept to a minimum, to ensure as prompt a response as possible in meeting these needs.  

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.

Individuals wishing to register with the practice temporarily, whilst away from their permanent UK address will also need to provide full details of their usual doctor and surgery.  We may need to contact your usual doctor as part of any treatment we provide you with and will need to forward them details afterwards, to ensure your medical records remain up-to-date.

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

At both surgeries there are reserved car parking spaces for the disabled near the front door. Both buildings are accessible by wheelchairs. Patient services are provided at ground floor level. A disabled patients' WC is provided near the waiting room. Please ask a member of staff if help in entering the surgery is required.

Guide dogs are allowed into the surgery, however access to clinical rooms may be restricted.