If you live within the Practice area ...
Please bring your medical card (if you have it) to the surgery. We shall also require some proof of photographic identity eg passport or driver's licence. There are several forms to be completed, eg for information on previous medical history, data protection and children’s immunisations. Whilst you may register with the doctor of your choice, and you may choose which doctor to consult at any time, you may find that your chosen doctor is not available on a particular day or time of your choice due to the fact that all doctors work at the different sites at different times.
All newly registered patients are asked to make an appointment with the practice nurse for a routine health check. This allows us to form some background knowledge of you in the interim period before your medical records arrive, which may be several weeks in some cases, and can be particularly important if you suffer from a chronic illness such as diabetes or coronary heart disease. It also gives you the chance to ask any questions about the practice and/or your health care.
If you live outside the Practice area ...
From January 2015 all GP practices are free to register new patients who live outside their practice area without any obligation on the practice to provide home visits for such patients when the patient is at home, away from, and unable to attend, their registered practice. Telephone the Practice to find out more if you live outside our Practice area but would still find it more convenient to register here.
Named Accountable GP for all Patients
All our Practice patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the Practice. We will advise patients who your named GP is, but if you have a preference as to which GP, we will make reasonable effort to accommodate this request. If you would like to know who your named GP is, please contact our Receptionist.