Register as New Patient
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. A new registration form can be printed off from the link below and returned to the surgery.
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.
Named Accountable GP
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.
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.
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).
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/
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: