New Patients

Register as New Patient

We are currently accepting new patients wishing to register within our catchment areas.  In exceptional circumastances we will accept Out of Area registrations on the understanding that we will not be able to visit you at home.

All newly registered patients will be asked to collect and complete a questionnaire with details of your health, family history and current medication. It is important to us as it provides the doctor with information whilst we are waiting to receive your notes from your last practice. A form of personal ID such as a driving license or passport, and proof of your current address should be brought along with the completed questionnaire. This is to prevent delays with registration and moving practices. A birth certificate is required for new babies and children.

Please note proof of address is not mandatory to register for GP services and if you are homeless, sofa surfing, a refugee, or for any other reason you cannot provide this information your application to join the practice will not be refused. 

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

This is available through the main front door. If you have difficulty getting to the front door from the car park we can arrange for you to come in through the back door. Please ask a receptionist about this when making your appointment.

The disabilty toilet is located on the ground floor close to the front entrance.