New Patients

How to Register

When you register as a new patient we will ask you to complete a short form as it may take some time for your records to be transferred to us.


You will be registered with the practice rather than with an individual GP. If you have a preference for a specific clinician going forward we will do our best to respect your choice. Unfortunately, however, different clinicians have different areas of expertise and so you may be directed to a more appropriate alternative. In case of urgent appointments no guarantees can be made with regard to a specific clinician.


Our administration team will ask for brief information with regard to the reason for your appointment. This is to ensure that you receive the quickest, safest and most appropriate care. We are grateful to you for your cooperation in providing this information and would like to reassure you that our administrative staff are bound by the same confidentiality policy as our clinicians.


Moving House

If you move house, please let us know of your new address and phone number. Should you move out with the Practice area it is important that you register with a new Practice as soon as possible.

Temporary Patient Registrations

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 up to 3 months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. If you anticipate your stay will be longer than 3 months your should register as a permanent patient with the 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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The Surgery has wheelchair access and facilities for the disabled.