New Patients

Register as a New Patient

As a new patient you will be given a form to fill in- come to Reception

This form MUST be completed before you can be fully registered, failure to do so may result in you being refused registration on that day.

 

Patients transferring from another surgery

  • Name and address of your previous GP
  • NHS number if possible
  • Proof of address for the address you are registering from (This can be a bill, bank statement, tenancy agreement, or letter from your letting agency)
  • Photographic ID
  • For children: a record of all previous immunisations received by your child

Patients registering with the NHS for the first time (From another country)

If you are newly arrived into the UK for a period of no less than six months, you may register as a patient with the NHS. You will need to provide the following information.

  • Your passport
  • Your visa, European Insurance card (EH1C) or letter from the Home Office/Consulate authorising your stay in this country.
  • Proof of address for the address you are registering from (This can be a bill, bank statement, tenancy agreement, or letter from your letting agency)
  • For children: a record of all previous immunisations received by your child

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The surgery has access for wheelchair users and a powered door - button on railing opposite door

We also have a lowered Reception desk for wheelchair users