Register as New Patient
When you join our practice as a new patient, you may choose to see any doctor or nurse in the practice according to availability and your personal preference.
The practice prefers that, wherever possible, you see the same doctor, especially if you have a long-term medical condition. Please be aware that for administrative purposes only, you will be registered with a specific partner. The partners take it in turn to be the registration doctor for new patients.
If you are a new patient on long-term medication, please make an appointment to see a doctor within two weeks of joining the practice, so that your needs are clearly documented before you actually need a prescription. It may take a while for your old records to arrive.
When patients request to join our practice list, we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition
It is normal practice that patients moving out of the practice’s catchment area are asked to register with another GP practice nearer their new address.
Please click on the link below to download a map of our area:
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: