We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.
You can register by completing a form available from reception. To save time you can also download and print a registration form. You will need to complete this by hand and bring it to the surgery.
You will also need to complete a New Patient Questionnaire, please download one of these two versions:
New Patient Questionnaire (Adobe PDF version)
New Patient Questionnaire (Microsoft Word version)
You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.
We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a practice nurse.
For the benefit of our non-english speaking patients, we use the Language Empire translation service; reception can arrange this as required.
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 practice. We are not obliged to accept you as a temporary patient, but will always provide emergency treatment as and when required.
GP2GP Electronic record transfers
Your GP practice keeps a copy of your health record and in many practices this is now an electronic record. There are also paper records where letters, test results and hospital reports are kept together in a folder.
When you change from one GP practice to another, your health record has to be sent to your new GP practice. To get your records moved your new GP practice would ask your old GP practice to send your notes to them. Your old practice would then print out your electronic record and add it to your paper records before sending it all using a secure delivery service. This can take six weeks or more and there is a chance you would need to see your doctor before the notes arrived, especially if you needed a repeat prescription. Your new GP practice would then have to type all your details and your health record back into their computer system.
As most GPs have an electronic copy of your medial record it would be much easier, quicker and safer if they could transfer that information electronically to your new GP’s computer and that’s were GP2GP can help. GP2GP is the electronic transfer of your health records from one GP to another GP.
GP2GP improves your care as your new GP practice will have your health records available to them in time for your first consultation. As your doctor will have the details of your current treatment and medications, allergies and medical tests from the past you won’t have to remember or explain everything on your first visit.
Your paper records are still important and these will be sent to your new doctor by your old GP practice but your treatment will not be delayed in the meantime.