Register as New Patient
New patients are required to participate in a new patient examination on registering with the practice. In addition new patients will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire that will be used to provide us with medical history pending receipt of full medical records from a previous doctor. An appointment will be made for new patients to see the practice nurse at mutually convenient time.
When a patient moves outside the designated practice boundary notification of change of address should be given as soon as possible. This is very important to ensure that hospital appointments, correspondence etc does not go astray.
The practice will then inform the Primary Care Trust of this change of address and request that the patient is removed from our list. At the same time the patient will also be informed of a need to change to a doctor more local to their new address. A map outlining the area included in the practice boundary is available.
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.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
Our health centre has suitable access for disabled patients.
All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access.
A hearing loop is in place at the front reception desk.
There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.