New Patient Registration
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from their previous practice and so all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire when they visit the surgery to register and are offered a New Patient Health Check and/or a consultation with the doctor.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
If you are unsure whether you reside within our practice area, please call the surgery and ask for a receptionist who will be happy to help you.
You are able to consult a doctor anywhere in the UK if you are away from home and in need of medical attention. You can do this by asking to see the local doctor as a temporary resident.
Patients From Abroad
New rules have been introduced that state that apart from emergencies, NHS Hospital services will only be provided free of charge to those patients who have lived within the UK for 5 consecutive years within the last 15 years. Being a British National or having a Commonwealth passport is not enough. Proof of living within the UK for these 5 years will always be required.
GP appointments can be provided on a Temporary Residence basis but a charge may be made.
As the rules around this are quite complex further information information can be found by visiting the website below.
Out of our Catchment Area ??
New patients or patients that move out of area are strongly recommended to register at a surgery within it's catchment area.
If a patient moves out of our catchment area and insists on still remaining a patient we will not be able to provide home visits or any associated services ie visiting District Nurses.
Existing patients who move out of area will be strongly encouraged to register with their local practice.
Ultimately, if our doctors' feel that it is in a patients best interest to register elsewhere with practice nearer to where they live they can insist on this.