Register as New Patient
To register you will need to complete the Registration Form (GMS1) and the Health Questionnaire, the form can be found below.
If you have I.D. and proof of address this will help us ensure you are registered correctly.
If you are out of the practice area you can still remain registered or register with us however you will be classed as an out of area patient and would not be entitled to home visits. If your care needs change you may need to register nearer to home.
You do not need proof of I.D., proof of address or immigration status or an NHS number, it is not a legal requirement.
As part of the registration questionnaire you will be asked whether you want a summary care record and also about electronic patient record. Please see the links below for more information.
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 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that 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.
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: