Registering with Us

Accountable / Named GP for All Patients

GP Practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients including children.

At our Practice we do this by way of a "usual doctor" who is allocated to you when you first register with us. If you are not sure who your named accountable GP is please ask when you call in or telephone. If you feel you would like a different GP allocated to you, please let us know and we will do our best to arrange this.

You are still free to see any GP, especially when a different GP may have a sooner or more convenient appointment to meet your needs. You may also need to see or speak to an alternative GP in urgent situations or if a home visit is required.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.

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Practice Catchment Area

The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked. Click on the map image and enter your postcode to check if you live within our catchment area.

If you are unsure, you can also contact reception to confirm. 

If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to re-register with a more local practice.

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How to Register as a Patient

If you live in our practice catchment area (see above) you can join our list. If you are registering your new baby please see next section.

To register please visit the surgery with the following information:  WE REQUIRE (minimum) the GMS1 form PLUS the New Patient Questionnaire PLUS the right hand side of your prescription from your previous practice (if you are on repeated medication(s)). We are unable to register you if any of the forms are missing or incomplete.

All forms can be downloaded using the links above, or ask reception for a paper copy.

When you return the completed forms our reception staff will check them through for any missing information. Please avoid bringing your forms in between 12noon to 2pm as there is only one receptionist on duty and she cannot leave the desk.

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How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please download and complete a GMS1 Registration Form (also available from reception) and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

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Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should urgent medical care is required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident requiring immediate and necessary treatment when reporting to reception.

For non urgent problems, we strive to accommodate patients who are temporary resident in the Practice area but we may not always be able to do so on the same day if there are no routine appointments left. In this case, we would either offer a routine appointment in near future or provide a list of local practices whom you may wish to contact.

To register you will need to complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (GMS 3) which is available from reception.