Register as a New Patient
We only accept new patients who live within the practice catchment area. You can use the post code checker opposite to see if you live within it. Please note that the map only provides a boundary estimation. If you live on the edge of our catchment area please contact us.
You will need to complete a registration form, we also need to have information regarding your ethnic origin as required by the Department of Health and next of kin for our records. You can download all of this yourself or you can collect a pack from reception.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a New Patient Health Questionnaire (see below). This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records and by providing us with this information we will be able to ensure that you receive the appropriate medical care as soon as you join the practice.
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.
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
Most of our consulting and treatment rooms are on the ground floor and accessible to every patient and all wheelchairs. We are required to have fire doors - please ask for assistance if you experience difficulty using these.
We use a waiting room display to call patients through for their appointment. Please inform the receptionist if you have visual difficulties.