The NHS in England requires all patients registering with a GP to complete the GMS1 form. They are of course available to pick up from the surgery, but if you prefer you can download it from here and print it out at home, and bring the completed form with you. We also ask that you bring another form of identification with you the first time you come in with the form.
All persons requesting to join our practice list must live in our catchment area, shown below.
Once accepted, you will be offered an appointment for a new patient health check with one of our nurses. Please note that you will not be formally registered with this practice until the new patient health check is undertaken. New babies must be registered with the practice as soon as is practicable after birth.
All patients have a named doctor responsible for their care, however, you are welcome to express a preference to see a particular doctor when making appointments but if the preferred doctor is unavailable you will be offered an appointment with another doctor. If a patient insists on waiting to see a specific doctor, this will depend on that doctor's availability and could result in having to wait longer than the 48 hours anticipated in the NHS plan.
If you need to see a GP and are visiting the area for more than 24 hours, but less than three months, you can apply to register with us as a temporary resident. You will need to complete form GMS3 on arrival at the surgery.
If you have been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK for a temporary period of more than six months, and have paid (or been exempted from paying) the Immigration Health Charge (also known as the “Surcharge”), or you believe that another exemption from charge category applies to you, please indicate this on the GP registration form. Please take documents with you to any hospital appointment to confirm your identity and any exemption you may have.