Join the Practice
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our Practice area. Please check by using the map and postcode checker tool opposite.
Your registration status with us will depend on whether you are a visitor, staying temporarily in the area or are a permanent resident.
There is no regulatory requirement to prove identity, address, immigration status or provide an NHS number, in order to register.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and maybe offered a new patient health check with the nurse.
Please click How to register with a GP surgery - NHS (www.nhs.uk) to complete your registration forms on the NHS site; they will automatically be sent through to us and we will process them accordingly.
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.