Register as New Patient
If you would like to register with our practice:
- Please call in to reception during surgery hours and fill in our permanent patient registration form. Alternatively you may complete online registration via this link:
We will receive the registration automatically but may still need a few days to add to own system.
- We invite all new patients over 5 years old to make an appointment for a check-up when registering. This may be done by the practice nurse or one of the doctors. Our Clinical Pharmacist may contact you regarding any exisitng medication you are on if thisis declared.
Our practice catchment area covers the AL6, 7 and 8 postcode areas. For further information please contact reception. The practice does not offer any services to patients outside of our practice boundary.
Changes to Personal Details
It is essential that we are notified of changes to your address, telephone or mobile number and the receptionist will provide you with a form to complete.
If you move out of the practice area you should not assume the practice can continue to look after you. You will need to find a doctor in your new area. Your medical records will sent automatically when you register with a new practice in the UK.
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are ill while away from home but need to see someone you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months if required. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP practice. After three months we may ask you to fully register with us, you can re-register with your original GP whn yu return home.
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.
Temporary Registrations are only for those patients already registered elsewhere in the UK, not for those on holiday from overseas. If you become unwell whilst on holiday here we may be able to see you under what we term "Immediately Necessary Treatment" but we cannot treat routine problems.
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: