New Patients

Register as New Patient

Please check that you live within the practice area by clicking here and entering your postcode into the catchment area checker.

When registering, new patients are asked to bring in their NHS medical card. If this is not available a form can be obtained from the practice manager.

New patients will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire which gives basic details to the clinicians until the NHS records arrive in the practice. Patients on regular medication or with continuing health problems should make an appointment to see their new doctor.

All new patients are offered a new patient check with the practice nurse within six months of registering.

Although patients are now registered with the practice rather than individual GPs, we encourage personal lists. We will always try to ensure that a patient sees the same doctor, but there may be occasions when this is not possible.

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: