Join the Practice
Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area using the map and postcode checker opposite.
Registering with the surgery
We would ask patients, where possible, to come to the surgery between 09:30 and 17:00 to register to avoid the busy peak times at the start and end of the day.
Please complete a GMS1 form, Summary Care Record Factsheet, EPS Nomination Form and New Patient Questionnaire before coming to the surgery:
Registration cannot be done without completing ALL FIVE forms.
Proof of address will need to be attached via email with the forms, photo ID is also requested if you require Online Access
Please try to obtain your NHS number before registering, as this will make the registration process much easier. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.
If you have never registered with a GP in the UK before, we would need to verify your identity before we can register you. Please contact reception to find out what forms of ID are accepted.
If you wish to register for the on-line facility, please provide originals of photographic identification along with a recent letter with identification of your name and full address for security purposes. Patients are to provide photocopies of these two documents along with the originals to scan into your records.
Your registration will be with the partnership. However, you have the right to express a preference for an individual GP. You may indicate this on the ‘application to join form’. However, please be aware that some of the GPs only work part time and not all of the GPs provide every service you may require. Your request, if made, will be entered onto the computer registration template as your preferred doctor.
Changing Your Details/ Address
If you move to a new home, please inform us immediately, so we can update your records.
If you are out of our catchment area, you will be required to register with a GP Practice nearer your new home.
Change of Details Form
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.