All patients who wish to join this practice, and who live within the practice boundary and are not registered with another GP in the area, should apply in person, bringing:-
- photographic proof of identity (e.g. passport/driving licence) and
- proof of address (e.g. utility bill/bank statement/tenancy agreement)
- registration forms and new patient questionnaires
Registration forms and new patient questionnaires are available from the reception desk at the surgery
If you are on repeat medications, you will need to see a doctor before requesting your next prescription.
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 complete another temporary registration form or register as a permanent patient.
You can only 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.