Join the Practice
Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area by using the map opposite.
Find out which GPs you can register with on the NHS website.
Registering with the surgery
If you are new to the area/or want to change GP’s and are requiring to register with one of our GP’s please ask at our reception. Your medical card number (or NHS Number as it is also known as) is necessary to complete new registration forms. If you are unsure then please check with your previous surgery or alternatively it is sometimes shown on any hospital letters, or prescription sheets.
Following your registration we electronically request your medical records from your previous GP surgery. This can take up to 4 weeks.
If during the new registration process you require repeat Prescriptions your previous Surgery is responsible to action this for you for up to 28 days. Please contact reception for further information.
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.
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.
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.
- Patients 75 years and over who have not had a consultation within the last twelve months may request a health check with one of our practice team. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit could be arranged.