Join the Practice
Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area using the map and postcode checker opposite.
Find out which GPs you can register with on the NHS website.
Registering with the surgery
To register with the surgery:
- Visit reception and collect paper registration forms
We also require one form of photographic ID and proof of address.
When you register, it’s helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.
New patients may be offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication they may be taking.
Once registered, patients may book appointments with the GP of their choice subject to availabilty.
New Patients Prescribing Policy
The doctors in this Practice only prescribe short courses of the following drugs in exceptional circumstances due to their addictive nature:
If you wish to join the Practice and are currently taking one of more of these drugs you will be asked to consent and participate in a planned reduction programme - you will receive full support from the Practice.
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.
From 1st April 2015, practices are required to allocate all patients (including children) with a named accountable GP.
The named GP is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all appropriate services, where required based on clinical judgement, to each of their patients.
- Patients do not need to see their named GP when they book an appointment with the practice.
- Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.
Accessing someone else’s information
As a parent, family member or carer, you may be able to access services for someone else. We call this having proxy access. We can set this up for you if you are both registered with us.
To requests proxy access:
- collect a proxy access form from reception
Linked profiles in your NHS account
Once proxy access is set up, you can access the other person’s profile in your NHS account, using the NHS App or website.
The NHS website has information about using linked profiles to access services for someone else.
Change of name/address
Please let us know of any changes to your name, address and any additions to your household so that our records can be kept up to date.