Register With Us
Registration – what you need to complete and bring
If you live in the Practice area and would like to register with us you can bring your medical card to the surgery. You should also complete the Pre-registration Form and Health Questionnaire Form.
You can complete these forms on-line or pick up the forms from the practice. This information is important as it will provide us with your brief medical history while we wait for your medical records to arrive.
Once you have completed the forms, bring them to the practice. It is also helpful if you can bring some ID, but this isn’t a requirement. Examples are:
- your proof of address (i.e. utility bill, council tax or bank statement etc) and
- a photo ID (e.g. Driving License or Passport).
For children (under 5 yrs) we also need to see the Birth Certificate and recommend that you bring the child’s Redbook
When to bring all the documents to the Practice
It is best to bring these documents to the practice when it is less busy. This could be weekday mornings from 11-12 AM, Weekday afternoons from 3 to 5 PM or Saturday mornings from 830 to 930 AM.
How long will registration take?
Once we have all these documents it can take up to 3 to 4 working days for your registration to be approved and processed, and for your online service to become active.
You can download, print and complete a GSM1 Registration Form below, at your leisure, before you come in to register. Alternatively you can use the online pre-registration forms.
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.