Register as New Patient
You can register with us as an NHS patient if you live within our practice area which is a 5 mile radius from the surgery. You will be registered with the practice, but you have the right to express a preference to see any of the doctors. Please make this clear when you register.
You will need to complete a Registration Form and Health Questionnaire and provide proof of identification and address.
You will need to complete a form with details about yourself and your previous GP. It is very helpful if you have your NHS card or NHS number.
You can also complete the form on behalf of other members of your family. To get the registration forms please email the surgery at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to do if your details change
Please let us know if your name, address or phone number changes so that we can keep your records up to date. It is also helpful to have mobile and work phone numbers where possible.
If you move to an address which is outside the Practice Area you will be asked to register with another practice whose area covers your new address. This is to ensure you can receive home visits during surgery hours and urgent care when the surgery is closed.
From 1 April 2015, practices are required under the contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients (including children). Currently patients aged 75 or over are notified of their named GP by the practice.
Any patient under the age of 75 are invited to contact the practice if they would like to know who their named accountable GP is.
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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