To register as a patient:
You will be asked to fill in a registration form and provide your completed NHS medical card or letter with your NHS number on it. We will offer you an appointment for a general health check with one of our Health Care Assistants. If you are on any regular medication your will also need an appointment with a Doctor to enable them to add your medication to your records.
If you have a new baby in the family and wish him or her to be registered at the Practice, please contact us in the normal way. We will need the baby's NHS number (given to you by the hospital) to enable us to register your baby.
Click on the link below to print off a registration form, which you should complete and bring to the practice as soon as possible.
Proof of identification.
When registering patients we ask for photo identification (a valid passport, photo driving licence, bus pass or blue badge) and proof of your address (a utility bill, tenancy agreement, estate agents letter, council tax bill or paper part of driving licence)
Out Of Area Registrations
Some of you may be aware that NHS England has been working towards introducing a scheme to allow GP Surgeries to accept out of area registrations. The scheme which was due to be introduced in October 2014 has been postponed until 5th January 2015. The reason is to allow NHS England time to ensure that all arrangements are in place for patients to access urgent care when needed.
Long Melford Practice has not yet decided whether or not it will participate in the scheme. At present we have decided that we will not be taking part in accepting patients from outside our area as we have not been given enough assurances on how patients who live elsewhere would access health care in the event of an emergency or if they required a home visit.
We will continue to review the situation as we receive more information. The Partners and staff at Long Melford Practice are committed to providing quality patient care, safely & until we feel confident that any new systems will protect or improve patient safety, then we will not proceed.