New Patients

Register as a New Patient

Please note that any patient wishing to register MUST reside within our catchment area, if you are unsure whether you are within the catchment area, please call Reception on 01724 842051, who will be happy to advise.

Registration forms are available at Reception. Alternatively, you can download the GMS1 Registration Form  (or FP58 for a child)  and a Health Questionnaire from this page.

Please complete these as soon as possible and return them to the surgery. You will be offered a 'New Patient Healthcheck' which will give you the opportunity to discuss any medication queries or health problems you may have.  Please bring details of any medication you are currently taking with you.

Every patient has a basic right to express a preference to be treated by a GP of their choosing within the practice.  Where this is so, we will record electronically.  Patients expressing such a preference should understand that asking to see a named GP could well involve a longer wait.  This is especially so given holidays, sickness, training courses and other factors.

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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

We provide ground floor services and facilities and the building is fully accessible by pushchairs and Wheelchairs. The approach and access to the building is on one level. Entry into the building is by automated opening doors. Exit is activated by a push button, which is at accessible height.

The main reception counter has a lowered section and there is plenty of space around the reception. Circulation throughout the building is very good with wide corridors for ease of access to consulting rooms. A wheelchair is available on request for use while in the surgery. Reception staff are on hand to provide assistance for you, please ask on arrival or alternatively if you want to discuss access before attending the surgery please contact the Practice Manager on 01724 842051.

Special parking bays are available for vehicles displaying the appropriate Blue Badge and these are located directly to the front of the building. Please DO NOT park in the area designated by yellow lines, which is required for access by emergency vehicles. (Please note that Blue Badge holders are NOT entitled to park in this restricted area).