Register as a New Patient
When you attend the surgery you will be asked to complete a registration form. This form allows us to register your details with the health authority. You will also be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire. These are both confidential and the details will form part of your medical record, which you are entitled to see at any time. We cannot register you as a patient until both of these forms have been completed.
You will be asked for 2 forms of identification. At least one of these must contain your address. We suggest a passport or driving licence, together with a utility bill.
If you need to be seen as an emergency this can be arranged – but you will not be able to register permanently until formalities regarding the above forms and your identification have been completed.
- If you are taking regular medication please make an appointment to see a doctor as soon as possible.
- If you change your name, address or telephone number, please advise us as soon as possible. We may need to contact you or visit in an emergency.
- If you move outside of our area (see map opposite), you must register with a doctor in the area you have moved into.
You may print off a registration form and medical questionnaire via the links below, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.