If you live within our Practice area and would like to register with us, please complete a registration form and new patient health questionnaire available from Reception.
Named Accountable GPs. You will be informed when registering who your named GP is. The accountable GP is responsible for patients' overall care at the practice. If you do not know who your named GP is, please contact reception on 01235 522379. If you have a preference as to which GP is your named GP we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
The named accountable GP takes lead responsibility for the co-ordination of all services that we are required to deliver under contract and ensures, based on their clinical judgement, that those services are delivered to each of their patients where required.
For patients over 75, their named accountable GP will also work with the relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient. They will also ensure that patients in this age group are able to have access to a health check.
Please bring along some form of identification when you come to register e.g. passport and visa or birth and marriage certificate if appropriate and a utility bill such as your council tax statement as this will confirm all the details that we need to register you; for example: name, date of birth, nationality and address.
It is up to GP Practices to decide whether to accept new patients or not.
Visitors who become unwell
UK Visitors: staying with patients of Long Furlong who become ill or need medical advice during their *short stay (*more than 24 hours and less than 3 months) can be seen as a temporary patient.
A person is a *temporary resident if they live in an area for more than 24 hours but not more than three months.A person who is accepted onto a practice’s list of patients is entitled to free NHS primary medical services..
EEA and Overseas visitors - Treatment can be provided to overseas visitors as follows:
A person who has not been accepted onto a GP practice list, or accepted as a *temporary" resident, can still be treated by a GP practice.
Practices are required to offer free NHS treatment if, in the opinion of a healthcare professional, it is immediately necessary. Immediately necessary treatment includes treatment, in the clinical judgement of a healthcare professional, of a pre-existing condition that has become exacerbated during a person’s stay in the UK
As with all residents we are unable to offer you an appointment if you are staying outside our practice area (please refer to the map for guidance).
Non EEA and Overseas visitors with a non urgent medical problem will be be seen on a private basis, A consultation fee will be chargeable* at the point of making the appointment. This will be refunded following the consultation if the GP agrees that the patient has an urgent medical problem. *Please refer to the schedule of Non NHS Fees which is available in Reception.
Past or present payment of taxes or national insurance contributions is not taken into account when establishing eligibility for overseas visitors to receive free NHS treatment.
Please note: It is not necessary to register as a temporary patient unless you become unwell or need medical advice during your stay. If we agree to register you as a temporary patient, as with all our patients, we will ask you to bring some form of identification with you to your appointment: e.g. passport / visa and if possible proof of your temporary address. EEA visitors should also bring along their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment. Keep in mind that the UK’s healthcare system may be different from your home country’s and therefore your EHIC might not cover everything that you would expect to get free in your country. The EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance.
For more information on eligibility for NHS Treatment please visit the NHS Choices Website: http://www.nhs.uk/
Summary Care Record for new patients. New_patient_letter_v5.3_Aug_2014.pdf follow the link for more information: http://occg.oxnet.nhs.uk/Corporate/Pages/OxfordshireCareSummary.aspx