New Patients

Register as a New Patient

You can register by filling in both the GMS1 registration form and the new patient health questionnaire below. You will also need to provide a form of photographic ID (e.g. passport or driving licence).

Please be aware that the registration may take up to 2 weeks to complete. We advise that you make sure that you have sufficient medication from your existing practice before you start the process.

If you have a preference to see a particular doctor whenever possible and appropriate, we will record that.

Registration forms (both are required) are available to download here: 

If you are unable to download the forms, physical copies are available at the reception desk at both branches.

Practice Boundary

New Patient Health Check

If you are joining us you will be invited to attend for a New Patient Health Check, if you are:

  • Aged 40, or over
  • Of any age, with at least prescription medication

This is a 20 minute appointment to take some details of your medical history and check your height, weight, blood pressure and urine. Please ensure that you bring the urine sample with you to the appointment - the specimen container will be provided at the time of booking.

It is important that you attend for your New Patient Health Check, because we will not have your medical records for the first few weeks and this information helps us to find out a little about you initially.

Registering for Online Access

The registration letter will be provided by the practice on receipt of a completed registration form, along with an acceptable form of identification, such as a Driver's Licence or Passport. If no photographic identification is available then two forms of address confirmation, such as a recent utility bill or tenancy agreement will suffice. The form can be downloaded via the attached link or collected from either surgery.

Patient Online Registration Form

Consent to Proxy Access to GP Online Access Form

Temporary Patient Registrations

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

Even if you have been a patient of this practice in the past, you are not currently registered with this practice and so will be seen as a “Temporary resident”. This arrangement applies if you are staying in the area for between 24 hours and 3 months or if you are a student returning to school or university next term.

Temporary residents can only be provided with immediately necessary here and now treatment. We are unable to deal with pre-existing matters or to initiate investigations or referrals. We may issue a one-off prescription to tide you over until you can obtain one from your usual GP practice or we may refer you to hospital as an emergency. Longstanding matters and outpatient referrals should be taken back to your regular General Practitioner. The practice does not have a budget for prescriptions or referrals and we get no funding for providing your care. We also do not have full access to your current medical record.   

If all you require is an urgent prescription (e.g. if you have run out or come away without your medication), you can easily obtain repeat prescriptions from your usual practice by sending a request as you would normally and asking them to send your prescription to any chemist using the Electronic Prescribing Service.

Under the terms of the National Health Service, we are not currently your Doctor and your usual surgery must therefore provide your continuing health care needs. If your condition is not immediately necessary or urgent then please tell the receptionist and we will cancel the appointment to avoid the risk of disappointment should the GP be unable to meet your needs.

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

The practice has access and facilities suitable for disabled patients.


Practice Booklet