Register as New Patient
We always welcome new patients and suggest you register at the earliest opportunity so you are prepared and know where to turn to if you have need for medical attention. Our practice area is detailed opposite.
Please call into the surgery where you will be asked to complete a registration form and a medical questionnaire or alternatively you can send them online via the links below.
We strongly urge you to take up the offer of a New Patient health check. If you have ongoing medical conditions your new GP would like to meet you. Please bring in your usual medication on that occasion.
It helps us if you have your medical card available.
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: