New Patient Registration
If you have recently moved to the Practice area (see map opposite) you can choose to register with our practice. You can check your address to make sure it is actually within our area by entering your postcode here.
We operate as a group practice, but you may consult with a doctor of your own choice. If your preferred doctor is away or fully booked you will be offered a consultation with one of the other partners, however it is advisable to see the same doctor for follow-up appointments and test results whenever possible.
To comply with Data Protection laws, each registration must be made in person (or by parent) with supporting identification, e.g. passport or driving licence. Please ask the receptionist for details. Once we have your completed and returned to us the NHS GMS1 form and our surgery registration documents (see below) you will be registered with us within 3 working days and can make an appointment to see a doctor at the next available surgery. Patients over 16 years of age can also register with us to use Online Services to make appointments with a doctor, for a blood test or to order repeat prescriptions. Online Services for children up to the age of 11 years can be granted via proxy access to parents. In line with current guidelines, online access is not granted to children between the ages of 11 and 16 years.
New patients registering with the practice will be offered a new patient check with the Practice Nurse. We do ask you to attend as this appointment as it will enable us to gain information about your health and any medication that you may already be taking.
You may download the NHS GMS1 form here and our surgery registration documents here and our list of acceptable ID documents here, or call in to either of the surgeries to collect a registration pack. Please complete all of the forms including the GMS1 form and the surgery registration forms.
All patients in the practice now have an accountable GP, who is responsible for co-ordinating their care in the practice. This does not affect our policy of patients being able to make appointments with any doctor in the practice, subject to availability.
If you would like to request a particular GP, or would like to change your allocated GP, please let the practice know.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services