Register with us as a New Patient
New Patient Registration
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
In order to register as a permanent patient, you must plan to stay in the local area for a minimum of 6 months. New patients registering with the any of our practices will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire, which enables the practice to manage ongoing medical conditions.
You will be registered with the practice as a whole and will be assigned to the list of one of the doctors. When making an appointment you may request a consultation with the doctor of your choice.
Please contact reception for further information.
We are always happy to see any relatives or friends staying with you if they need a doctor or nurse. They will need to fill out a short form for the information to be returned to their own doctor. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to allow time for completion of the necessary forms.
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 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.
Your Named GP
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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