New Patient Registration
Please check to confirm you live in our area by clicking here or telephoning the surgery on Tel:01582 767444
You will then need to complete both a registration form (GMS1) and a Health Check Questionnaire. Both these forms can be filled in here (see below) and sent securely via this website directly to our reception team. Please be advised that both the Registration Form and New Patient Health Questionnaire form MUST be filled in to be able for the reception team to register you fully.
Please Complete Both Forms:
Online Registration Form
Online New Patient Health Questionnaire Form
Please understand that this is not an automatic registration to the practice. Upon receiving your form the Reception team will check its eligibility. A member of staff may contact you if further information is required so please make sure an appropriate day time phone number is specified on the registration form to speed the registration process.
The Importance of NHS Numbers
Your NHS number is the only National Unique Patient Identifier, used to help healthcare staff and service providers match you to your health record.
Correct use of the NHS Number can greatly reduce the risks to patient safety arising from lost records and inaccessibility of records across organisational, administrative and clinical boundaries. It can also reduce errors arising from similarities and complexities in patients’ names and other personal data.
When registering at the practice we encourage our new patients to provide as much information as possible including the NHS Number, if known. If the NHS number is not known the NHS number will be traced via the Primary Care Registration Office on a national system known as the Personal Demographic Service. This PDS record will provide information about our patients previous GP and allow their previous medical history to be transferred to our practice.
Once the registration process is completed your NHS Number will be confirmed. We encourage all our patients to ask reception for their NHS Number details to then keep for their own record.
Upon registration, new patients are usually registered with an allocated doctor but we have a policy that allows patients to see the doctor of their choice whenever possible.
If you are currently registered with us and are moving outside of our catchment area we are sorry we will have to ask you to register with a doctor closer to home or with a doctor who covers your area. Unfortunately this applies to those of you who only just cross over our boundaries.
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