New Patient Registration
Welcome to Abbey Medical Centre, this practice accepts patients who have moved into, or are living in, our catchment area.
How to Register
To register with our practice we need a number of registration forms to be completed. These can be collected from the surgery, or downloaded here to be printed and completed.
1) GMS1 form
2) Adult questionnaire or Child questionnaire
3) Consent form (*)
4) SCR (**)
After you have completed these forms you must attend the surgery with 1 form of photo ID and 1 proof of address, dated within the last 3 months. Please do not attend when you are in a hurry as we will need some time to go over the forms with you.
Acceptable proof of address; council tax letter, tenancy agreement, mortgage agreement, bank statement, driving licence, passport, birth certificate etc.
Acceptable photo ID; passport, driving licence, identity card.
If you do not have any proof of address please discuss with our reception team. This will not prevent your registration.
* Consent to Share Information to other Health Professionals.
This is a form stating whether you agree or not to share your detailed medical record with other health professionals who may need to provide treatment for you. More information is available here Information Leaflet on sharing your record
** Summary Care Record for Emergency Care
A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. If you wish it can also contain additional information about your health.
Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed. For more information on the NHS Summary Care Records, see the attached information sheet Summary Care Record Information Sheet or go to the website at: http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
Changes to Personal Details
If you change your phone number, address or name please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can update your records. This is important, especially if we need to contact you.
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