New Patient Registration from 1.4.2015
From 1.4.2015 the Department of Health introduced additional measures to ensure the safety of your medical information and your identity
If you live in our practice area and wish to register as a patient at our surgery then we need certain information from you and each member of your family so as to be able to trace your previous medical records and verify your identity.
You need to call into the surgery bringing with you the following information:
- Your NHS medical card from your previous NHS doctor if you have one. or at least your NHS number which you can obtain from your previous doctor.*
- Proof of the address you are living at eg copy of utility bill
- At least 2 forms of personal identification, one of which MUST contain a photograph; example, passport, driving licence, ID badge etc PLUS a copy of a bank statement.
- Childrens childhood immunisation records
* You may print off a registration form if you do not have a medical card, fill it out and bring it in with you when you attend to register at the practice along with the 2 forms of personal identification as stated above.
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE REGISTERING: The practice does not prescribe sleeping tablets and those used to treat anxiety (also known as benzodiazepines and 'Z' drugs)
Read more here
Out of Area Patients
You may be aware of the current guidelines from the Government advising patients that it may be possible to register with a practice out of their area and outside the practices normal boundary. This scheme is entirely voluntary and there is no obligation on practices to participate.
Due to the current overwhelming demands on the practices limited resources and after careful consideration by all the partners, we have decided not to participate in this scheme and will not be accepting patients from outside our current practice boundary.
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. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Do you have any particular communication preferences? For example, do you have impaired sight and therefore need us to write to you in large print?
Please make reception aware of your preferences so that we can make a note in your medical record and comply with your request.
For further information see The Accessible Information Standard Leaflet.