To register with the practice you will be asked to bring identification such as your medical card and/or other proof eg passport/driving licence, and evidence of your address. Provided all these are in order you will be registered. A new patient medical will be offered with a health care assistant. This is undertaken in the best interest of your health and gives the patient an opportunity to discuss any concerns. Patients are able to express a preference to see a particular Doctor and the practice will endeavour to comply although this may not always be possible at short notice.
Out of Area Registration
The practice is able to register patients who do not live within the practice boundary although the practice is not always going to be in a position to provide home visits. This will be explained on registration.
If you are away from home and need medical attention you may consult a doctor in the area in which you are a temporary resident.
Visitors from other countries may also see a GP as a temporary resident (at the doctor’s discretion). There may be a charge if the country of origin is not a member of the European Economic Area or does not have a health care agreement with the UK. Further details are available upon request.
Patient Preference Of Practitioner
Patients are registered with the practice, not a specific GP. Patients can therefore see any GP within the practice although all patients do have a named doctor. Please ask for your named doctor when contacting the practice. All medical information is recorded on the computer, and all GPs have access to this information. However, patients do have the right to express a preference of doctor, and these requests will be accommodated where possible.