If you live in the practice area (check here) and you would like to become a patient of the practice, you will need to hand in two completed forms to the surgery. These forms can be found online, below; alternatively, you can collect them in person from the surgery.
– The first is a GMS1 registration form.
– If you are aged 16 or over you will also be asked to complete a Patient Questionnaire which you can print off here. For patients under 16 please print the Child Questionnaire here.
– Please note we need the paper copies of both forms when handing them back in.
You can also register online here.
You should normally be registered within 2 working days. Please ensure that if you are on any medication, that you have at least 2 weeks’ supply at the time of handing the forms in. Once you have returned the form, it will be given to one of the doctors who will sign it agreeing to accept you as a patient. If the doctor refuses to sign the form (the most likely reason for this would be that you do not live in the practice area) then we will not be able to accept you as a patient of the practice, but we will help you with any urgent medical attention you require.
Once you have registered with the practice, the local Primary Care Trust will be informed and your medical records will be requested from your previous GP. Please note that it may take several weeks for us to receive your old medical records. You will also receive a medical card from the Primary Care Trust showing that you are registered with one of the doctors in the practice.
Please note that you may see any doctor within the practice not just the doctor you are officially registered with.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about GP Surgeries.
You can download the guide here.