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Register as New Patient

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill along with one form of photo ID.

You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Pre-registration versions of both forms are available below.

All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Note: If you wish to join our practice list – we request that you come to the surgery Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday after 14:00 and discuss this with one of our reception staff.


When you register, it’s helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.

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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.

Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015, practices are required to allocate all patients (including children) with a named accountable GP.

The named GP is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all appropriate services, where required based on clinical judgement, to each of their patients.

  • Patients do not need to see their named GP when they book an appointment with the practice.
  • Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.

Accessing someone else’s information

As a parent, family member or carer, you may be able to access services for someone else. We call this having proxy access. We can set this up for you if you are both registered with us.

To requests proxy access, please collect a proxy access form from reception from 9am to 5pm.

Linked profiles in your NHS account

 Once proxy access is set up, you can access the other person’s profile in your NHS account, using the NHS App or website.

The NHS website has information about using linked profiles to access services for someone else.

Accessibility

We strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone who visits our building.

1. Wheelchair Accessibility: Our building is equipped with ramps and elevators to ensure easy access for individuals using wheelchairs or mobility devices.

2. Parking Facilities: We have designated accessible parking spaces close to the building entrance, providing convenience and ease of access for individuals with disabilities.

3. Signage: Clear and visible signage is placed throughout the building.

4. Restrooms: Our restrooms are designed to be fully accessible, with spacious stalls and support bars for individuals with mobility challenges.

5. Doorways and Corridors: All doorways and corridors in our building are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

6. Assistive Technology: We have installed assistive devices, automatic doors to enhance accessibility and ensure a comfortable experience for all visitors.

If there are any specific accommodations you require or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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: