Register as New Patient
If you live in our practice area (see map opposite) and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are available from our reception. You will be assigned a named GP when you register. However, you will be registering with the practice rather than an individual GP.
The nurse carries out a brief medical examination of every new patient over the age of 10 years. Please bring two forms of ID and your completed registration forms. We are not able to confirm your registration until you have had this examination.
Change of Address
If you change your address, it is necessary for you to visit the surgery, confirm with the receptionist that you are still residing within our practice area, and then complete and sign a change of address form for submission to the Health Authority. We may also require proof of address.
Please bring two forms of ID to complete your registration:
One photo ID and one proof of address e.g. utility bill.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Disabled Patient Facilities
There are car parking facilities at the front and rear of the surgery. There is a ramp to the rear of the surgery for wheelchair access. There is also access to the consulting rooms and disabled toilet facilities.
Patients use the car park at their own risk. The practice accepts no responsibility for injury, loss or damage.