St Gabriel’s Medical Centre

0161 773 1791

How to register

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 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.

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)

Find out more about these drugs and why we are doing this 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.

Communication

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

Temporary Registration

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.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form – GMS3