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New Patient Registration

If you live within our practice area and would like to register with us please bring your NHS medical card to the practice and those of any other persons registering with you. We also require the following ID:

  • one photo ID (ie driving license or passport)
  • one proof of address (ie utility bill or birth certificate)

You will be asked to complete a registration form for each person registering. In addition, all patients will be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire allowing us to provide medical care in the interim period while your medical records are transferred from your old practice.

If you have not been registered with a GP in the UK previously, please bring your passport. If you move out of the practice area, you will need to register with a new practice as soon as you move.

Patients are registered with the practice, and every patient has an allocated GP. You can, at any time, express a preference for a particular doctor, and we will do our best to respect your choice. Please ask the Receptionist when making your appointment. However, not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.

This is not a service that can be completed Online and is required by the Health Authority to be done face to face at your practice of choice to protect patient confidentiality and to verify your identity. 

Practice Boundary

You can see our boundary here

If you are a new patient, you have to be within the pink, green or yellow coloured circles to register with us. However, if you are already registered with us and move outside these circles but within the blue boundary, you can still be registered with us. If you move outside the blue boundary you will have to register elsewhere.

Registration Forms

You can also print off the Registration Form, New Patient Questionnaire and Summary Care Record Opt-Out Form (underneath), complete them and bring them with you to the practice when you wish to register.  

You will need to bring all three forms with you, as well as two forms of identification (indicated above). Please do not post these forms to the practice; you will need to come into the practice to have your identification verified.  

 

Sharing your Records: Your personal information

Information about you is used in a number of ways by the NHS and social care services to support your personal care and to improve health and social care services for everyone.   The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the national NHS organisation with a legal responsibility to collect data as people make use of NHS and social care services. The data is used both at a local level and nationally to help with planning, managing your care, supporting research into new treatments, identifying trends and issues and so forth, and is used to try to make services better for all.   You can, however, choose not to have information about you shared or used for any purpose beyond providing your own treatment or care.

Summary Care Record 

The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care. The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. Your summary care record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask permission before they look at it. This means that if you have an accident or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health. Your GP practice is supporting Summary Care Records and as a patient you have a choice:

  • Yes I would like a Summary Care Record - you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you.
  • No I do not want a Summary Care Record - enclosed is an opt out form. Please complete the form and hand it in to a member of staff. 

Your right to Opt-out.

You can choose not to have anything that could identify you shared beyond your GP practice. You can also choose for the HSCIC not to share information it collects from all health providers any further.   If you have previously told your GP practice that you don't want the HSCIC to share your personal confidential information for purposes other than your own care and treatment, your opt-out will have been implemented by the HSCIC from April 29 2016. It will remain in place unless you change it.   Simply contact your GP either to register an opt-out or end an opt-out you have already registered and they will update your medical record. Your GP practice will also be able to confirm whether or not you have registered an opt-out in the past.   You can find more information about how the HSCIC handles your information and choices and how it manages your opt-out on the HSCIC website www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo

More information about the Summary Care Record is available here.

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