New Patients

If you live within our practice boundary and wish to join our Practice, you will need to complete a registration pack. This can be collected from the surgery, or downloaded by clicking the following links:

NHS Registration Form GMS1
Practice Booklet
Alcohol screening form
New Patient Questionnaire
Online services form
Carer Referral Form

Please try to avoid visiting or calling to register at our Surgery between 08.00 and 10.00 and between 14.00 and 15.00. These are the busiest times of day for our team and the registration process can take 10 minutes or more, especially if there are several family members registering at the same time.

You will need to bring your NHS medical number and provide proof of identity such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, photo driving licence or passport, and proof of address, for example a recent utility bill.

You will need to provide two forms of identification:

  • Photo ID (passport or driving license)
  • Proof of your current address (recent utility bill, tenancy agreement, bank statement etc)

If you are registering a Child (15 yrs & under), please complete the Family Doctor Services Registration Form (GMS1) and provide proof of identity i.e. Birth certificate, Passport, Personal Child Health Record (Red Book)
You will also require parent ID as listed above.

If you need to see a Doctor urgently before you can provide this information, we can register you as a temporary patient for up to 14 days. Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical record will be transferred to us. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.

All new patients are allocated a named GP at the time of registration. A named GP is responsible for the patients overall care at the Practice. Having a Named GP does not mean that you are restricted to seeing only one doctor, or that they are the only doctor or clinician at the practice who will provide you with care. You are always welcome to see any GP or Nurse in the practice, availability permitting.

Students returning from University
If you have registered with another practice (including an on campus surgery) and need to see a GP whilst you are home for the holidays, you will need to register as a temporary patient before we can offer you an appointment. If you have completed your university course and are returning to the practice area permanently you will need to re-register with the surgery, providing proof of identification and address as per the instructions above for New Patients.

Temporary Registration
If you are visiting from out of area and staying locally, and you are in need urgent or emergency medical care we ask that, in the first instance, you contact your own registered GP practice to see if they can resolve the issue for you. If they cannot provide treatment or medication over the telephone we advise you to visit an Urgent Treatment Centre, or seek advice from a local pharmacy. You may also wish to use or call 111.

If your issues cannot be resolved in these ways please contact our reception team. You will be asked to complete a temporary patient form before being offered an appointment. You will be registered as a temporary patient which allows you to remain registered at your own practice whilst receiving temporary care with us for 14 days.

You should not register as a temporary patient  in order to obtain repeat medication. If you are away from home and have run out, or forgotten to bring medication with you, you should contact your own registered GP practice, or 111. You can ask them to forward a prescription to a pharmacy near to where you are staying.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 20th June, 2024