Join The Practice

Register as a New Patient

We are a friendly practice and welcome you to join us if you live within our Practice area (opposite). You can do this easily by bringing in your NHS medical card to reception.  If you do not have one, we have a simple form for you to complete.

If you are unable to attend the practice to pick up the registration pack required, please print, complete and return both the following attachments to our reception team at your convenience.  

Please note: We do require you to provide some form of ID so we can verify the information you are giving us.  We would prefer this ID to include a photograph however if you do not have this kind of ID, we will accept alternatives. Please ask at reception for further details.

As a patient you register with the practice, not one particular doctor.  However you are entitled to express a preference as to which doctor you see and we will try to ensure that you see this doctor whenever possible.

When you register at the practice, we like our patients to complete a short questionnaire. This gives us some basic data to enter onto your medical records.  If you need to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse at this time, you are able to do so.

If you live more than a mile away from a chemist, we can supply any medication prescribed for you.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

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Temporary 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: