In order to register you will need to complete:
- Health Authority Registration form (Purple)
- Practice Registration Form (3 Pages)
All these forms can be downloaded and printed below, alternatively the forms can be collected from reception.
Please hand the forms into reception together with:
- Original documentation showing photo ID (passport, driving licence, ID card)
- Evidence of address (council tax bill, paid utility bill etc)
- a BP reading from the machine in the waiting room if you are over 18. Please ask if you require assistance
We will not be able to register you as a patient unless ALL the information requested on the forms is provided.
In our experience investing a small amount of time now on your health will ensure that we are better able to meet your future needs.
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.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: