New Patient Registration
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and we may ask you to book an appointment with the nurse for a new patient health check. This is an important part of the registration process as it helps us to understand your health and medication needs should you need to see a doctor or order a repeat prescription.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration but please note that we always prefer the nurse to have completed the new patient health check before any medication is prescribed. Whilst no patient will ever be denied their medication should it be required at short notice you may only be prescribed sufficient medication to 'carry you over' until your check can be completed.
You can check that you live inside our practice area using the Postcode checker.
Please contact our reception for further information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT CURRENTLY REGISTER ON LINE.
If you wish to register as a new patient please call at the surgery to collect a new registration form.
If you are staying within our Practice Area for a short period of time; on vacation, visiting relations or for other reasons, and you require access to our facilities you can register as a temporary patient.
Temporary patients come in two categories:
- Short Stay – You are only here for up to two weeks.
- Long Stay – You are here for up to three months.
If you are staying longer than three months, you should register permanently so we can request your full medical records in case we need to refer to them.
We may refuse to treat you as a Temporary Patient if you are registered with a GP Practice that is only a short travelling distance away (30 minutes drive or so), as your own GP will always be the better choice for treating you.
Overseas visitors should be aware, depending on your country of origin, charges may be made for any medical treatment or prescriptions you require. Any charges will be made at standard NHS private treatment rates. Please enquire at reception when you register.
A temporary registration form must be completed when you attend the surgery. You will be required to provide:
- Your full name.
- Your date of birth
- Your full temporary address (where you are staying)
- Your full home address.
- The name of the GP and surgery where you are registered.