How to Register
You can register by completing a registration form online or obtain one from the practice.
You will be invited to make an appointment to see the practice nurse for a new patient health check. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing (such as blood pressure/smear tests/mammograms) are up-to-date.
Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.
Non-urgent advice: 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.
Out of Area Registrations
Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices, meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.
In order to control our list size at the moment, we are only considering out of area applications from existing registered patients who are moving to an address beyond our practice boundary.
If your application is considered, the GP practice will only register you (without home visits) if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case.
In order to assess this, we may:
- Ask for an update about your health, to help decide whether to register you in this way
- Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend)
If accepted, you will attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. You may on occasion, develop an urgent illness or injury at home that means attending the GP surgery as normal would not be appropriate and under these circumstances, please contact the practice in the first instance. If we determine you need access to services local to where you live we may ask you to call NHS 111. NHS 111 will then direct you to the most local service to you.
This local service could be a GP practice near to where you live, the local walk-in or urgent care centre, A & E or minor injuries unit.
This local service will then decide if you can attend for an urgent face to face appointment with a healthcare professional or if a home visit is needed, which will be based on your individual circumstances.
You should be aware that we will provide (if requested) the GP or healthcare professional with basic patient details in order that they can carry out their consultation safely and effectively. By registering as an ‘out of area’ registered patient, you are giving your consent to this information being provided.
Note that if you need medical care during the out of hours period when GP surgeries are normally closed (between 6.30pm and 8.00am weekdays, and during weekends), NHS 111 will direct you to the local out of hours care provider for your area.