New Patient Registration
The Practice welcomes new patients who are residing within our practice area boundary, details of which can be found under Practice Information. Please ask for a registration form or download one here.When you register with us, we will request details of your past medical problems so as to avoid delay whilst we wait for your records to reach us.
Hand written records can take anything up to three months to arrive at the practice. Even in these days of coded computerised medical records, there is as yet no way of transferring the electronic record from practice to practice, which is particularly frustrating.
Register before you need us
Many new patients only register with us when they have a medical problem. We strongly recommend that you register when you move into the Practice area.
Other fit young professionals are rather proud of the fact that they still are registered with the family doctor where their parents live and regard it as a weakness to even consider that they might one day require an urgent appointment! It is much more sensible to plan, so that we can avail ourselves of your full medical record, ready for when we need it. PLEASE NOTE: We need to see evidence of your current home address, such as Council Tax or other utility bill, as well as identity such as birth certificate, passport or driving license.
At the time of registration, patients are encouraged to see the practice nurse/ health care assistant for a new patient medical. This is a good opportunity to be screened for raised blood pressure, and kidney problems, as well as general health advice. If you are attending for a new patient check with the practice nurse, you may find if more convenient to bring a fresh urine sample with you rather than produce one at the time. The receptionist will happily provide you with a suitable container for this.
If you are on repeat medicines, we would like you to come and see one of the GPs so that they can be set up on our system. It maybe that your Dr can recommend some changes in light of new developments, or that the quantities need adjusting. Some practices have different approaches to prescribing, such as generic rather than proprietary, or the length of esch prescription. We generally issue 2-monthly prescriptions, but this is at the discretion of the Dr and certain medicines, such as controlled drugs, can only be issued for 1 month at a time.