How to register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.

You can register by completing a form available from reception. To save time you can also download and print a registration form. You will need to complete this by hand and bring it to the surgery.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a practice nurse.

New Patient Checks

Some patients may be invited to attend a new patient check with one of our practice nurses or GP’s when they register with the practice. This would be dependent on your medical history.

This will allow us to gather information about your health needs as soon as possible, and gives you the opportunity to discuss any problems you may have- it can take some weeks for your notes to arrive with us.

If you are on repeat medication, you will also need to see a doctor to have the medication set up on our clinical system so you can order it as usual.  Please bring the right hand side of a previous repeat prescription or the packaging of the medication, to your appointment.

When you transfer between practices, it can take several weeks for your medical notes to arrive with us.  It is important we start to get to know you so we can help you stay in the best of health.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Temporary Registration

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.