Join the practice

Anyone wishing to register with the practice will need to provide us with the following documentation:

  • Fully completed application form, either medical card or a GMS 1 (available from reception or below).
  • Fully completed new patient questionnaire.
  • Evidence of identity, eg passport, photo driving licence, visa (where necessary), National Photo ID card, birth or marriage certificates.
  • Evidence of address and settled status, eg utility bill, tenancy agreement, bank statement, mortgage statement or council tax bill (mobile phone bills will not be accepted).

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Live within boundary area?

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.

 

Registration Forms

The registration forms can be downloaded below. Please bring your completed forms to reception along with your evidence (as explained above).

 

Health Promotion

Both the doctors and our practice nurse are happy to give advice on how to promote good health. In particular, the practice nurse can advise on diet and monitor weight reduction. In the interests of everyone's health, smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises.

Every Autumn, we run an influenza immunisation programme. We aim to immunise all those with heart disease, chest disease or diabetes as well as the elderly. If you think you may need immunisation against influenza, please ask one of the doctors or nurses.

We also recommend that patients over 65 have a pneumococcal vaccine. This can be given in conjunction with the influenza vaccination.

 

Rights & Responsibilities

Please let us know if you cannot keep an appointment, as this time may be given to another patient.

We ask that patients treat all our staff with respect. In return, we undertake to treat everyone equally, regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Violence or abuse will not be tolerated under any circumstances and patients will be asked to leave the practice if they are abusive.

We will inform you in writing if we ask you to leave the practice, together with an explanation of why we have made the decision.

 

Patients Entering The Country For The First Time

Patients registering for NHS treatment for the first time must provide evidence that they intend to stay in the country for six months or more. This can be one of the following:

  • Work permit or supporting letter from employer or education provider (for students).
  • Passport (or National Photo ID card if from an EEA country).
  • Visa (not applicable if from an EEA country).

The application takes 48 hours to process after which time you will be able to make appointments with the doctors or practice nurse. All newly registered patients will be offered an appointment with the nurse.

You will be registered with the practice as a whole rather than an individual doctor, but you may choose to see whichever doctor you prefer. We make every effort to help patients with a disability to access our services, but if you believe we can do better, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Please note that it may take some time for your medical reports to reach us from your previous GP.

 

Non English Speakers

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: