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Register as New Patient
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area (see map opposite).
You can register as a patient of this practice at either of our surgeries. You will be asked to complete a registration form in order that we can apply for your medical records from your previous doctor. You will then be able to access medical services with us.
The practice operates an open list system, but where possible you can ask to see a doctor of your choice, this will always of course depend on appointment availability. In an emergency you will be offered an appointment to see any available doctor.
We also ask you to complete a health questionnaire and provide photo ID together with a recent utility bill or bank statement with your home address on it.
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: