Register With The Practice
All applicants should obtain the relevant forms and paperwork from our reception, which is open between 8.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday. All forms must be completed clearly and in full, otherwise they may be returned to you for further attention. We will require:
- Your NHS number. (If you do not have this you will need to obtain it from your previous practice.)
- The name of your previous doctor and the address of that practice.
- One original item of identification displaying your own name and permanent address. This should be a current document (eg an bank statement or utility bill) that is recent, ie dated in the last three months. Items that are not thus time-sensitive, such as a driving licence or passport, do not qualify.
Please do not submit any registration paperwork until it is complete and includes the necessary ID. Once you have submitted everything required you should allow 7-10 days for the registration process to be completed.
If you have recently moved to a new address and unable to provide recent proof of identity, please delay your application until this is available.
All patients registering who are over 16 years of age will be asked to see the Health Care Assistant for a brief new patient medical. The check allows us to familiarise ourselves with your past medical history and any current medical problems you may have. It also allows you to ask any questions you may have about the practice and the services that we offer. You will appreciate that it can take a few weeks for us to receive your records from your previous doctor, and it is important that we know of any significant history or particular problem that you may be suffering from.
You would normally be unable to see a GP or nurse here until your registration is complete.
If you are going to require repeat medication soon after registration without seeing a doctor please obtain full details from your previous GP and pass it to the receptionist with your written repeat prescription request. We will be unable to issue repeat prescriptions without an appointment with a doctor if this information is not provided.
Please ensure your personal information is always kept up to date and inform us immediately of any changes.
Once registered, we have an online service for booking and cancelling routine appointments with the doctors and repeat ordering of standard items of medication (not changes). Please ask at reception for more information on how to register for this service or CLICK HERE to download.
Summary Care Record
If you DO NOT wish to have your basic health information uploaded to the national Summary Care Record (SCR) please complete the relevant form and return it to us with your other paperwork. The basic information includes medications, allergies and adverse reactions only, no other data would be included in the upload. If you do not object to this upload you do not have to complete the form. The upload will then take place automatically at some point.
NHS Organ Donor Register
Whilst there is a section to join the NHS Organ Donor Register on the GMS1 form you complete on registration with the practice please note that currently if you enter your details there that will NOT result in you being added to the register. This is because previously this was undertaken by the Primary Care Support Services and due to reductions in staff they are now unable to fulfil this function and have asked practices to undertake this work, but unfortunately we do not have the adequate admin staff resources to do this either. There are also delays to us being able to complete this without the PCSS first accepting registration with the practice and having a full NHS number at registration.
In view of this you should note that if you do wish to join the NHS Organ Donor Register you should please go to www.organdonation.nhs.uk and do so online or telephone 0300 123 2323. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.