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Changes to registration during Covid-19 Pandemic

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asked to register without coming into the practice. To register you will need to complete our online registration form.

 

How to register

All newly registering patients will be asked to complete an online registration form and may be asked to make an appointment for a health check

If you are in the area temporarily and need urgent care that cannot wait until you get home, you may be able to register as a temporary resident.

In order to help prevent fraud within the NHS we also request that you provide two means of identification for each person. One that preferably contains a photograph for proof of identity and one showing your address. Allowable documents are driving license, birth/marriage certificate, passport, paid utility bills, bank statements, Benefits Agency book, P45 etc.

Once you are registered with the practice your medical records will be requested from your previous surgery. In most cases this can be completed electronically and where this is possible your records will be received in 24 hours. In other cases your medical records  may take several weeks to arrive. In both cases the transfer is completed in a secure and confidential way.

 

Accountable GP for all Patients

From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients (including children) a named accountable GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the Practice and who will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the contract.

Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask during your next consultation or at reception.

Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.
If you wish to change your named accountable GP, please inform us and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

In addition, for patients aged 75 and over the named GP will also:

  • work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-discplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
  • ensure that these patients have access to a health check
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