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NEWSFLASH: CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS
With effect from Monday 1 August 2016 the surgery will be not be accepting any new registrations from patients moving into the area or wishing to transfer from another local surgery.
We will still be accepting:
* New babies born to mums registered at the practice
* Students coming back from University to live with parents registered with the practice
* Temporary patients, who are staying for less than 2 weeks, with patients registered at the practice
This will last until a new partner joins the practice or for 12 months
Sadly our circumstances remain unchanged and an application is in place to extend the list closure for a further year
What you will need to bring if you are a student returning home...Ideally you should bring your NHS card, issued either at birth or when you last registered with a doctor. If you cannot find this card we have registration forms at the surgery. We do need to know who your previous doctor was.
Please also see the relevant section on the website in respect of On line Access for booking appointments and requesting repeat medications
From April 2015, there is a new contractual arrangement whereby all patients will be allocated a named, accountable GP.
This is largely to reassure patients they have a specific GP within the Practice who is responsible for ensuring that work is carried out on their behalf.
Your named GP will be the GP who you are registered with and there will be no change to the care and services which are currently provided.
If you have a preference as to which GP you wish to be assigned, the Practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Please submit any request, in writing, to the Practice Manager.
However, please note that this does not mean that you can always see your named GP, or that you are unable to see any other GP.
Once you have registered, you should also complete a brief health summary and questionnaire you will be given. For many patients, this will be lead to an appointment with one of our nurses for a New Patient Registration Medical. This allows us to introduce ourselves to new patients as well as recording any past medical history. It is an opportunity to record any on-going medication needs. These medicals only take about 15-20 minutes and will include checking a urine sample. The receptionist will endeavour to make this appointment at a convenient time to suit you - note early morning, afternoon and early evening appointments are available.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
If you wish to register please click on the links below to open the forms required. Please download both forms, complete and bring them into the practice.
Please also see the section on the website in respect of On line Access for booking appointments and requesting repeat medications
New Patient Questionnaire
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
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 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 used by the household you are staying at. 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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