New Patients

Register as a New Patient

If you wish to register as a patient, please contact the reception where you will be advised on how to complete the necessary paperwork. The healthcare assistant (HCA) is available for you to have a health check by appointment on request. You will be registering with the practice but you may see any of the doctors for routine non-urgent appointments.  

If you wish to see a doctor of your choice you may have to make an appointment in advance. In an emergency you will be seen by the doctor on duty. No discrimination will be made to any patient registering with this practice in regard to race, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance or on the grounds of disability or medical condition.

Violence and Abuse

Violence in this practice will not be tolerated under any circumstances. You will be asked to leave the surgery and the police will be called if necessary. You may also be asked to find a new GP.

Disabled Access

No difficulties should be encountered by the disabled in using either surgery premises as there is easy access and assistance is always available if required.

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: