New Patients

Register as a New Patient

You may register as a patient if you live within the practice boundary and if the practice list is open by completing a new patient registration form and a health questionnaire. These are available from reception or online via the links below.

If you have a chronic health problem such as diabetes, breathing problems, heart disease, epilepsy, and blood pressure problems or stroke, please make an appointment to see Natalie our healthcare assistant. If you are in good health and are not on any regular medications you will not need to see anyone before making appointments in the normal way.

At your first appointment the doctor/nurse will take some basic measurements such as height, weight, and blood pressure.

All new patients needing repeat medications will need to see the GP/nurse clinician.

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

All our clinical services at the practice are provided on the ground floor level.

Access to the building is via the main door.

If you need assistance in gaining entry please use the intercom buzzer to alert reception, who will come to your assistance. Disabled toilet facilities are also available on the ground floor.