We welcome new patients from our area. In the first instance, new patients will be asked to complete a patient registration form and questionnaire, both of which are available from the practice or can be downloaded from this website. You will then be allocated a doctor. If you have a preference, we will try to accommodate this.
After registering, please book an appointment for a new patient medical with one of the practice nurses.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Practice area: Please see link to determine if you fall under our practice boundary. http://www.healthgis.nhs.uk/tools/GPmap/L83006/373977
Registration forms: Simply fill in and return the two forms accessible from reception.
Non-English speakers: We have access to telephone translators if required.
Temporary registration: 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 up to 3 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 practice. We are not obliged to accept you as a temporary patient, but will always provide emergency treatment as and when required.
GP2GP Electronic record transfers: Your GP practice keeps a copy of your health record and in many practices this is now an electronic record. There are also paper records where letters, test results and hospital reports are kept together in a folder.
When you change from one GP practice to another, your health record has to be sent to your new GP practice. Previously, to get your records moved, your new GP practice would ask your old GP practice to send your notes to them. Your old practice would then print out your electronic record and add it to your paper records before sending it all using a secure delivery service. This could take six weeks or more and there is a chance you would need to see your doctor before the notes arrived, especially if you needed a repeat prescription. Your new GP practice would then have to type all your details and your health record back into their computer system.
As most GPs have an electronic copy of your medial record, it is much easier, quicker and safer to transfer that information electronically to your new GP's computer and that's where GP2GP can help. GP2GP is the electronic transfer of your health records from one GP to another GP.
GP2GP improves your care as your new GP practice will have your health records available to them in time for your first consultation. As your doctor will have the details of your current treatment and medications, allergies and medical tests from the past, you may not have to remember or explain everything on your first visit.
Your paper records are still important and these will be sent to your new doctor by your old GP practice but your treatment will not be delayed in the meantime.