New Patient Registration
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. As it often takes sometime for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a new patient registration appointment with the Nursing team.
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. We also require one form of photographic ID.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
You may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it to the practice and a new patient appointment will be made for you.
Benzodiazepines and Hypnotics Medication
This Surgery does not issue repeat (on-going) Benzodiazepine or Hypnotic prescriptions to newly registered patients. Patients who are taking this type of medication and wish to register with us will be offered an 8 weeks reduction and then stop programme.
Agreement with this programme is a strict requirement for registration with this Surgery.
Existing patients taking regular Benzodiazepines of Hypnotics will be asked to attend surgery for a medication review with the GP.
Patients unwilling to comply with this programme are advised to consider registering with another surgery.
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.
Accountable Named GP for all Patients
From the 1st April 2015, all GP practices are required, by NHS England, to allocate ALL patients with a named accountable GP. Your named accountable GP will oversee the co-ordination of your care with other health professionals. However, your named GP does not take on 24-hr responsibly for your care; they will purely oversee the care that you receive. This does not mean that you have the right to see your named GP every time you book an appointment.
All patients can express who they would like to see, however, this may not always be possible due to appointment availability with that GP. If you would like to know your named GP, please contact the practice.
Change of Address/Details
If you move house or change any other details (e.g. name, telephone number), please let us know as soon as possible. It is essential that your GP has the correct up to date information in the event that he/she needs to contact you.