New Patients

Register as New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area (click on the adjacent map to download a larger version)

As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a consultation with the doctor. 

To register, patients must bring along their existing medical card or fill in a registration form available from reception. We also require identification (passport, drivers licence) and address confirmation (recent utility bill or bank statement. For under 5s - Red Book).

You will need to make a 'new patient check' appointment with the practice nurse. It is essential that you attend this appointment to enable us to evaluate your medical requirements. It helps us check on any potential problems you may have and also helps us to monitor the health needs of the practice as a whole. Blood pressure, urine testing and general health enquiries will be carried out at this appointment. 

Whilst you will be registered with the Practice, you will have the right to express a preference in terms of the GP you wish to see, although to ensure continuity, you should try to see the same doctor where possible. We will not refuse to accept you on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition. 

Temporary Patient Registrations

You can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days if you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one. 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.

Non-English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Our premises has suitable access for disabled patients. Our disabled facilities include: 

  • Automatic electronic entrance doors and there are no steps.
  • Disabled parking bays immediately outside main entrance.
  • A wheelchair available for patient use.
  • Disabled toilet.
  • We have hydraulic couches in most of the treatment rooms to provide comfortable examination facilities for the elderly or disabled.
  • Comfortable easy sitting / standing chairs in the waiting room.
  • A Lift to the first floor
  • Low counter section for wheelchair users
  • A portable hearing loop at reception and which can be taken into consultations

Where possible Motorised Scooter users are requested to leave these parked outside the surgery - there is a bicycle rack to which they can be chained for security.  Under no circumstances must they be left unattended inside the surgery entrance where they restrict access to the main doors which also function as an emergency exit and which must be kept clear at all times.