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New Patient Registration
We welcome new Patients from within our catchment area and are happy to register you. Please use the catchment area map tool opposite to check.
For any new Patients that wish to register we are encouraging you to download the forms, complete and send to us. Alternatively you can come into the Practice and collect the forms from us.
If you are already a registered patient and have moved out of our area, you will need to find another Practice to register with in your area.
All new patients must complete the GMS1 form which is included in each Registration Pack. Please detail as much information as possible and all details on the GMS1 form need to be completed before we can register you.
You will need to download and print, or save> edit> email us the New Patient Pack for each person wishing to register and ensure that you have the correct age range. To assist you we have included the GMS1 form (Family Doctors Services Registration) in the Packs.
Once you have registered with the Practice, we will email or send a SMS text to confirm and we can offer you a New Patient Health check with the Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS Number but it might help for one of the following reasons:
However if you do not have any ID we will accept your registration, it might help if you have one or more of the following:
If you are homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend’s address, a day centre or the GP Surgery address.
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 as a Patient at 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.
If English Is Not Your First Language
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: