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 pre-registration versions below. You will also need to complete a questionnaire about your health history and alcohol consumption.
- 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 practice catchment area covers the AL6, 7 and 8 postcode areas. For further information please contact reception.
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. There are instructions when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card
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.
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