Register as New Patient
If you live in our practice 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. We advise you here on how you may register as there are several methods of doing so.
You may either:
Print off and complete the registration form and health questionnaire below for each family member and post to us or drop them through our letterbox. During Covid-19 Pandemic, please do not come inside the surgery.
Print off and complete the registration form and health questionnaire below for each family member and upload an image of the forms and e mail to email@example.com
Please can you help us by specifying somewhere on the form, which surgery you would like to register with.
You will also need to provide a copy of proof of identity - passport, driving licence photo ID or birth certificate and proof of address.
Note that we cannot guarantee that we shall accept you as a patient since, for example, it may be that your address is not in our catchment area. If you register online and we send forms to you for signature then you will know that we are able to accept you, or if you attend the reception for registration in person the receptionist will be able to advise you.
As a new patient, on registration, we invite you to have a health check with one of our health care assistants. You will also be informed of who you will be registered with as your Named Accountable GP, however you are welcome to see any GP of your choice and can request to change your named GP at any time.
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.
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.
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