To register at the practice, you must:
- Complete a registration form and a new patient health questionnaire
- Provide 2 forms of identification (1 photographic if possible)
You can complete the registration foms online, download a registration form here (see below), or ask at the reception desk and fill one out in person.
Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the practice and you will be sent a new medical card. Your medical records may take up to several weeks to arrive at the practice.
The practice has a non-discrimination policy for accepting new patients. There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP. For example, you may live too far away. If this is the case, simply choose another GP in your local area.
If English is not your first language, the practice has access to interpreters. Please inform reception staff and this assistance can be provided.
All new patients should present two forms of identification which proves residency and authenticates their identity. This is required to reduce and prevent fraudulent attempts to obtain or misuse NHS care. Overseas visitors may be asked for additional information to prove NHS entitlement.
One form of identity must ideally be photographic such as:
- Drivers licence
- Official ID card from Public Services body
- Student matriculation card (current year)
Other documents for prove of residency that are acceptable are:
- Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
- Council tax document
- Television licence
- Payslips (last two months)
- Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
- Bank statement (Name and address section only required)
- Solicitors’ letter- (Clearly showing name and address)
If unable to provide photographic evidence then you must present one of the above and one of the following:-
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Divorceannulment papers.
N.B. The above list is not exhaustive and staff are entitled to ask for further proof if required. Please note you will not be registered with the practice if you cannot provide the documents required to prove NHS eligibility.