New Patient Registration
Anyone can register with a GP surgery. It’s free to register. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.
Firstly, please check you are within our Practice boundary (see map of Practice area). The Reception Staff can assist you to complete the necessary forms. It would be helpful if you have your NHS Number (which is on your Medical Card) with you. If you can’t find your Medical Card don’t worry as we can still register you. We will try to help you see the Doctor of your choice but this is not always possible.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. These forms are available at reception or can be downloaded below, printed out, filled in and returned:
When you register, you may be asked to make an appointment to speak to a clinician or to see the practice nurse if you suffer from a chronic condition and are in receipt of several repeat medications. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing such as blood pressure, are up-to-date. Annual reviews for patients with chronic conditions will be scheduled for the month of your birth.
Instructions on what to do with the registration form
If you want to join the practice please complete a registration form and the practice health questionnaire. Please bring the completed forms along to reception with your medical card if you have it. The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from your previous practice. Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.
Need help finding your NHS Number?
If you are registered with a GP practice, you will already have an NHS Number, a unique 10 digit code. A service is available from the NHS (https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/) that will send you a reminder of your NHS number. Alternatively,yYou should also be able to find your NHS Number on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, test results, and hospital referral or appointment letters.
Change of Patient’s Personal Details
If you change your name, address or contact details (such as your telephone number or email address), please let us know as soon as possible so that we can update our records. If you are receiving treatment at a hospital it might also be a good idea to inform them of any changes so that both our records are consistent when we communicate with them.