Register as New Patient
- To register as a patient you need to visit the surgery and our receptionists will ask you to complete some forms so they can register you.
- The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area (see map link below).
- If your own GP is away and the problem cannot wait then arrangements will be made for you to see another GP. However, we will always encourage you to wait and see your usual doctor, particularly for ongoing problems.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Practice Catchment Area
We will register patients within the green border subject to our usual requirements around identification and address. For the red bordered area we will keep patients on who move but we will not register new patients. The only exception is new children of already registered patients.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Disabled Patient Facilities
- The building has been designed throughout to allow easy access for people with physical disabilities, including wheelchair users.