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The practice will be closed on Thursday 11 January 2018 from 13:00 for essential training. During this time FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY, please call 01296 850011 before 18:30 or 111 after this time.  We will re-open at 08:15 on Friday 12 January 2018.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

New Patient Registration

We welcome new patients residing in our practice area.

In order to register as a patient you simply need to fill in a form and bring it in along with proof of ID. The form can be collected from the desk or can be downloaded from the above "Registering Online" tab. Each family member, including children, requires a completed form. We no longer require NHS cards.

Although someone else can bring the completed application in to the practice, to complete registration each person being registered must be seen by our reception team, and they must also show proof of ID. Identification is also needed for children. This is an NHS requirement. 

Please note: We will not register children at the practice unless at least one parent or guardian is also registered with us.   

 

What happens once I've filled in the form?

Once you have handed in your form to register we will process it within 24 hours. After this you are able to use our services. If you are have a long term condition or are on repeat medication we might invite you for an appointment to see one of our team. This can be with a GP or a member of our nursing team. You do not need to have had your new patient health check before you come to see a nurse or GP about a problem. 

Please make sure that you include any important illnesses, allergies and medications on your registration form. Depending on where you have been previously registered it is possible that we will receive your recent clinical notes within 24 hours but it can take 8 weeks or more for your old paper notes to be sent through to us.

 

 

Will I be registered with a particular GP?

You will be registered with the practice but you WILL be allocated a Usual GP and we will do our best to ensure that you see this GP each time you use our services. We believe that seeing the same GP every time you come in ultimately leads to better care as they will be familiar with your condition and its history. If you have a preference for a particular doctor (e.g. a female GP) you should include this on the registration form. If you need to be seen urgently you may have to see another doctor, depending on availability, but we will try to ensure that your follow up care is with your Usual GP.

We encourage patients with on-going health problems to choose and stay with a 'usual doctor' which allows us to get to know you and your health problems better. However, you can always choose to see another doctor should you wish to do so.

 

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdfA Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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