Register with us as a New Patient

 

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Changes to registration during Covid-19 Pandemic

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asked to register without coming into the practice. To register you will need to complete our online registration form.

 

Patients are welcome to register as an NHS patient with the practice provided they live within our catchment area and will be resident for over 3 months.

The reason we have a limited catchment area is because being registered on our practice list means that we are responsible for your care in emergency situations.

If a visit to a home was required this could become difficult when balancing the needs of patients in the locality.

 

Live within our boundary area?

We welcome new patients to the surgery who reside within the catchment area. You can check if you are within our catchment area by entering your postcode below.

 
 

How to register

All newly registering patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire and may be asked to make an appointment for a health check with our Health Care Assistant.
If you are in the area temporarily and need urgent care that cannot wait until you get home, you may be able to register as a temporary resident.

If you wish to register with our practice please print off the relevant questionnaire and registration form for each person that wishes to register or alternatively, ask at reception for the relevant forms.

For children under 5 years of age please complete the Childs Questionnaire form only.

The form will ask you for personal details such as your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, previous address and previous doctor. With effect from 1st October 2017 additional questions must be answered by patients who are not ordinarily resident in the UK.

In order to help prevent fraud within the NHS we also request that you provide two means of identification for each person. One that preferably contains a photograph for proof of identity and one showing your address. Allowable documents are driving license, birth/marriage certificate, passport, paid utility bills, bank statements, Benefits Agency book, P45 etc.

Once you are registered with the practice your medical records will be requested from your previous surgery. In most cases this can be completed electronically and where this is possible your records will be received in 24 hours. In other cases your medical records  may take several weeks to arrive. In both cases the transfer is completed in a secure and confidential way.

 

Charges for NHS Treatment

Whilst you can register with the GP practice as an NHS patient and see the GP without charge, you should be aware that not every person is entitled to all NHS care free of charge in England.
You may be asked to provide information about your chargeable statues at various points within the NHS, including registering with this GP practice. This information is stored on the NHS database, and shared with trained administrators, so that your chargeable status can be confirmed as soon as possible.

We may need to check your immigration status with the Home Office. We may need to share EHIC, Provisional Replacement Certificates and S1 form details with the Department for Work and Pensions and your home country (EEA only). We may also need to share some information more widely to prevent crime, including fraud.

Even if you are generally chargeable, you can still receive the following services free:
Seeing your GP or practice nurse for any reason

  • Being tested for most suspected infectious diseases and treated for them of the test is positive
  • Family planning services (contraception)
  • Treatment for sexually transmitted infection
  • Treatment given at an Accident and Emergency unit (but not once admitted to hospital)
  • Treatment of a condition caused by FGM, torture, sexual or domestic violence (unless you have come to the UK to see this care)

Accessing NHS Services

 

Accountable GP for all Patients

From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients (including children) a named accountable GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the Practice and who will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the contract.
Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask during your next consultation or at reception.
Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.
If you wish to change your named accountable GP, please inform us and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

In addition, for patients aged 75 and over the named GP will also:

  • work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-discplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
  • ensure that these patients have access to a health check
 

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: