New Patient Registration
If you wish to register as a new patient, please request and complete a medical form for each person wishing to join the practice. You will also be required to provide proof of identity and proof of address. The receptionist will provide you with a health questionnaire for completion. Your previous medical records will be applied for through the health authority.
Forms can also be downloaded from the above "Registering Online" tab.
All new patients are expected to make an appointment for a New Patient Check with a practice nurse. Please make an appointment for this check with a member of the reception team when registering. You will then be able to discuss your current health status, concerns and medication.
Once registered, you have the right to see any of our doctors, but you may prefer one particular doctor so that you can receive a more personal service. We would encourage you to see your usual doctor for on-going problems.
You should not be refused registration or appointments because you don’t have a proof of address or personal identification at hand. It is not considered a reasonable ground to refuse registration. This also applies if you are an asylum seeker, refugee, a homeless patient or an overseas visitor, whether lawfully in the UK or not.
If you fall under one of the above mentioned patient groups, please download one of the ‘How to register with a GP’ patient leaflets below and bring it with you when you register with a GP practice. If you have problems registering with the practice, there is advice on what do to and where to go for further support.
Named Accountable GP
From the 1st of April 2015, practices are required under the contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients (including children).
All patients who were on the practice list prior to the 1st of April 2015 have since been allocated a named accountable GP, as at the 30th of June 2015. Patients have been notified of their allocated named GP via text message and opportunistically when attending the surgery. If you are not aware which GP you have been allocated, please ask a member of our reception team who will provide you with this information.
All new patients who register with the practice after the 1st of April 2015 will be allocated their named accountable GP within 21 days of registration.
The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the GMS contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP)
Please be aware that this allocation does NOT stop you from seeing any of the GPs at the practice.
In the event that a patient confirms they do not want a named accountable GP, the practice will record this information in the patient record; the requirement to allocate a named accountable GP will therefore not apply. In addition any patient who expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services