Register as a New Patient
New patients are welcome to join the Practice as long as they live in the Practice area. The reception team will advise you if you are in our area.
Before you are registered all new patients must have a new patient health check. This involves an appointment with a nurse or healthcare assistant. The patient will have their blood pressure and weight checked, asked some simple questions about their past and current health and referred to one of the GPs or nurse led clinics if appropriate. Patients are also asked to bring a urine sample to be routinely dip tested for common problems that can be detected in the urine.
If you would like to register as a patient please contact reception, when you will be provided with a new patient health check appointment and the forms that you need in a order to join our practice.
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
The entrance to the waiting area and all consultation rooms are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
All consulting rooms on the main floor can be reached without negotiating steps, a lift is provided for patients needing to reach the lower floor.
A disabled toilet is provided on the main floor.