You can register by bringing along your NHS medical card or completing a form available from reception. Changes introduced nationally in April 2008 mean that patients will be registered with “a practice” rather than with a particular GP. You can choose to see any GP in the practice, but you will also be assigned with a ‘usual’ GP. This GP has overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for you, but this does not prevent you from seeing any other GP in the practice. We are in the process of informing all patients of their named GP. Please note that we can make a note on your records if you prefer to see a particular doctor or nurse.
We request that new patients undertake a health check with a practice nurse. When you request to register you will be given some forms to complete at home. Please bring these, your medical card and a urine sample, along to your nurse health check.
Note that you must live within our practice boundary area to be able to register with us. Please ask reception and this will be checked. If you change name, address or telephone number, please let our receptionists know by calling or writing to us. If you move outside the practice area you will need to find a doctor in your new area. There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.