Our Usual Procedures
- If you would like to register with the Practice, you will need to complete our registration forms. You can pick these up from reception or complete an online version. Please avoid registering at the Practice between 08:00 and 10:00 if at all possible.
- You need to bring along one piece of photo ID (or birth certificate for a child) per person and one proof of address per family - this should preferably be government official documentation or a bank or credit card statement but a phone or utility bill will also suffice. Each application MUST be signed therefore if submitting online make sure you email us your signature. When submitting online we will also require an email with the following identifiers:
- proof of address, e.g. council tax, household bill, driving license etc; and
- a picture/copy of your signature.
Please send this additional information to our email email@example.com. If you have a copy of previous prescribed medications it would be helpful to send this.
- If you are within our practice area, when you have completed this process, we will be able to register you as a permanent patient. You will be allocated to a named doctor. We would encourage you to see this doctor whenever possible in the interests of continuity of care.
- If you live more than a mile from your nearest pharmacy we may be able to dispense medication to you from our Dispensary.
- If you need an urgent appointment you must bring your forms to the surgery at least 30 minutes prior to the appointment so everything can be checked and the registration process completed. If, in exceptional circumstances, no one is available to register you we will check the documentation and register you as a temporary resident until the formalities can be completed.
All new patients are encouraged to have a basic health check and consultation within a month of registration. Please make an appointment with the nurse.
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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.
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.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
Our health centre has suitable access for disabled patients.
All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access.
A hearing loop is in place at the front reception desk.
If you require one, there is a wheelchair available at reception.
There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.