When registering, please bring your NHS medical card and birth certificate to the practice and those of any other persons registering with you. If you do not have a medical card, you will be asked to complete a registration form for each person registering with the practice. 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 to this one. When you apply to join the practice you may be offered an appointment to see the doctor and the nurse. You will be asked about past health problems and offered an appointment for a routine health check. This is also an ideal opportunity for you to find out how the practice works and what it has to offer.
If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to register with a new practice as soon as you move. We can provide information about how to find a new practice.
You and Your Doctor
Patients are registered with the practice, not an individual GP. For administrative reasons your medical card will be issued in the name of one of the doctors; however, you can at any time express a preference for a particular doctor, for either all of your medical needs or on a case-by-case basis. We will do our best to respect your choice. It is however always best to try and see the same doctor for any one episode of illness, be that acute or chronic. Nevertheless, do bear in mind that not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.