New Patients

Practice Boundary Area

Use the postcode checker to the right or use the below link. If you live

If you do not live within our practice boundary, you may still be eligible to register, but you will need to read the information about out of area registration below before applying.

Click here to check if you are within the practice catchment.

We endeavour to process registrations immediately to enable a smooth transition from one practice to another. Please note though that it can sometimes take several weeks for records to transfer from your previous GP practice. You can still be seen during this period, but it would be very helpful to bring in any copies of old prescriptions or relevant letters if you are needing medications during this time.

Out of Area Registration

New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice, including the possibility of practices accepting patients who live outside their practice boundary.

A condition of this new arrangement is that practices are not obliged to provide home visits or out of hours services when the patient is unable to attend their registered practice.

If such a need arises, the patient should still contact their registered practice if possible, but will generally be directed towards NHS 111 if they need to be seen and are unable to attend the practice.

For this reason, out of area registrations are generally only appropriate if home visits are unlikely to be required, and if you are unlikely to need other community services that are attached to the practice, such as district nurses. Please bear this in mind when making your application.

If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

If, having read this information, you still wish to apply as an ‘Out of area’ patient, please use the online form link below and select proceed if you see a warning that your address may be out of area, whilst completing the online form.

How to Register

We prefer if you register with the practice using our online form (link below).

If you are unable to register online, patients may visit the surgery to register Monday to Friday: 12:30 to 14:00.

If you have been previously registered with a GP in the UK, please bring if possible:

  • NHS Number
  • Your previous Doctor details
  • Address of previous Doctor
  • When Registering a Child under 16 years old, please bring a record of their immunisations or their red book.

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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

If you have any special needs please let our staff know so that we can help and ensure you get the same support in the future.

Disabled Parking – Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems. It allows Blue Badge holders to park close to where they need to go.

Loop System

We have a loop induction system at the reception desk to assist the hearing impaired. 

Blind/Partially Sighted

If you or family members are blind or partially sighted we can give you a large print version of our practice leaflet upon request. Please ask Reception for further information.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome at the surgery but we ask that you be aware of other patients and staff who may have an allergy or fear of dogs.