New Patient Registration
Click here for an interactive Google map showing the outline of our practice boundary from where we can accept new patients. Please use the zoom function to view the map in more detail.
New Patient Health Check
Newly registered patients will be invited to attend a health check with one of our Health Care Assistants.
This will include measuring height, weight, blood pressure, a urine test and obtaining details of past medical history, family and health problems.
Out of Area Registrations
New arrangements have been introduced from January 2015 to give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list.
The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.
Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.
If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may:
- Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way
- Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be in the area of the surgery and able to attend)
If accepted, you will be able to attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery.
If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).
We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way and we may not register you and advise you should seek to register (or remain registered) with a more local practice.
If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.
You may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
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