Register as a New Patient
If you live within our practice area (see map) you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.
You will need to complete a registration form & health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. This is available here.
Once we have processed your registration form we will let you know.
If you are ineligible for registration, we will also let you know. Please be aware that we do not accept out of area patients. We are aware that the Find-A-GP NHS service lists that we do; this is an error at their end that keeps recurring.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
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 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.
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:
Asylum Seekers and Refugees - How to register with a (doctor) GP
We welcome all patients.
All asylum seekers and refugees, and those who are homeless, overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are eligible to register with a GP practice even if they have to pay for NHS services outside of the GP practice. If you need help understanding how to register with a GP, please follow this link here to a leaflet produced by NHS England.