NHS England requires practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration). It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records two or more weeks to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner. We confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Please register in person if possible, bringing with you your NHS number.
You will be asked to complete 2 forms and will be encouraged to make an appointment with a nurse for a new patient medical check.
You can open and print the forms by clicking on the links below. All 2 forms must be completed and the GMS1 must be signed. They can be posted or brought to the Surgery in person.
Visitors to the area who fall ill can be treated by the Practice but will need to register as temporary residents.
Although you will be registered with the Practice rather than an individual GP, it will normally be possible for you to see the doctor of your choice.
If he/she is absent for any reason, or their clinic is fully booked, the receptionist will arrange for you to see another doctor.
As the Practice offers evening appointments at only one surgery, please be prepared to attend either building and consult the doctors who are holding clinics there.
If you are moving house within our practice area, or you change your name, please download and print our Change of Details Form HERE.
When completed, the form should be signed and brought or posted to the surgery so that we can ensure we have current details for you.
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
Our Practice area covers the white area shown on the map below.
We are happy to register as patients people who live on the Shotley Peninsula, as far west as main London - Norwich railway line.
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 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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