Join the practice
- All new patients are required to complete registration formalities and you will be offered an appointment with a nurse that enables the surgery to make a full assessment of your medical needs.
- We would ask that all new patients attend a new patient registration appointment with the nurse prior to requesting an appointment with the Doctor.
- When registering, all new patients are required to supply their NHS number. This can be found on your NHS medical card, which should be submitted, or obtained from your previous GP. We also require proof of identity and residency within the practice area, i.e. passport or driving licence plus a recent utility bill or statement showing your current address.
- It is important that all new patients are aware of our policy for patients who fail to attend for appointments. Please read our 'non-attendance' policy. If you find you cannot attend for an appointment or no longer require one, it is vital that this is cancelled to enable another patient to use the time.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
Guide to Services
It’s Your Practice: A patient guide to GP services has been put together by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for patients.
This guide has been produced as part of the RCGP’s aim to build stronger relationships between you and your doctors and encourage the involvement and inclusion of you in your own care.
The guide provides helpful information on all aspects of using GP services: from finding and choosing a practice and how to get the most out of a GP consultation to accessing health records and understanding patients’ rights and responsibilities.
It is split into several sections including:
- General Practice explained
- Choosing the right practice for you
- Registering with a GP practice
- Seeing your GP – consultations
- Seeing your GP – the next steps
- After your GP consultation
- Your health record
- Your rights and responsibilities as a patient
- Get involved with your practice
The publication is part of a push by the NHS as a whole to encourage you to understand how you can get the most out of primary care – which also includes how you can become more involved in monitoring your own health.
All our patients have now been allocated a named GP who has overall responsibility for your care. Having an 'Accountable GP' does not prevent you from seeing the GP of your choice but your named GP will where appropriate work with other relevant health and care professionals to ensure that the care patients receive meets the patients individual needs.
Out of Area Patient Registrations
From January 5th 2015, all GP practices in England are free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area.
This means that you are able to register with practices in more convenient locations, such as a practice near your work or closer to your children’s schools. This will provide you with greater choice and aims to improve the quality of access to GP services.
Your chosen Practice will not be obliged to carry out home visits if you register as an out of area patient but systems have been put in place to ensure you are able to obtain a home visit from a local GP when appropriate.
If you move out of the area and want to remain with your existing GP then please inform Reception staff and they will de-register you and re-register you as an out of area patient to ensure you continue to receive the full range of services.
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: