Step 1: Check Catchment Area
Please confirm that you live within our Practice Catchment Area:
Step 2: Complete a Patient Registration Form
Our online registration form will collect your details, a brief outline of your medical history and record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.
Step 3: Register for Online GP Services and Upload Identification
Please register for Access to Online GP Services. To register for online services we do require a copy of your photo identification (passport, driving license or European Union Identity card). You can upload a copy of your identity with the 'Upload Identity' button below, or if you prefer to submit your documents in person please speak to the reception team.
If you live in our practice catchment area and wish to register as a patient at our surgery then we need certain information from you and each member of your family so as to be able to trace your previous medical records.
To register, call into the surgery bringing with you:
- A completed General Medical Services (GMS1) form.
- A completed New Patient Registration Pack.
- Two forms of identification (ID), with one being in the form of photographic ID and the second being a proof of address.
New Patient Health Check
An appointment for a health check performed by the nurse is offered to all new patients; an appointment can be made at reception.
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.
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 3 months. This will allow you to be on the local practice and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After 3 months you will have to register again as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
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.
To register you will need to bring your passport and complete a GMS3 Temporary Resident Registration form (the form is also available from reception).
Valid forms of Identification
To register we require photo identification (ID) (passport, drivers licence or European Union Identity card).
If you are homeless or of no fixed abode, then although it is helpful to have photo ID you can register without any.
Any other ID such as an HC2 Certificate, Rough Sleepers' Identity badge, Hostel registration or mail forwarding letter would also be helpful but again we will register you even if you don't have these. As we know it is more important that you can access health care when you need it.
If you are unsure on how to register, please ask at reception and they can help you to complete the registration process.