New Patients

Register as a New Patient

If you live in our practice area and wish to register with us please visit the surgery with two forms of identification; preferably one photo ID such as a passport or driving licence and one with proof of address like a recent utility bill (within the last 6 months). This only applies to those patients aged 18 and over.

If you wish to register online click on the links below to open the forms. If you choose to submit forms electronically please note that your registration will not be processed until reception have seen your ID.

If you cannot meet our ID requirements, or cannot bring them to your surgery, please call 01326 240212 and ask to speak to the secretary.

The receptionist will ask you to make an appointment with our practice nurse to have a 'New Patient Check' . This involves a 15 to 20 minute appointment where you will be asked a few questions about your present and past health. This is to make sure your GP has some current background should you need to be seen before your paper/computer notes arrive from your previous surgery. For this reason it is important you attend this appointment.

Your registration with the practice will include being allocated a named GP, and if you have a preference for a specific GP you may request one.  However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate requests to be allocated to a specific GP`s list as we need to allocate patients equally.

A patient`s named GP will take lead responsibility for that patients overall care at the practice and patients should contact the practice if they wish to know who their named GP is.

Please note: we cannot register anyone who lives outside our practice area - if you are in any doubt please telephone us beforehand.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

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: