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Register with the surgery

Catchment area

Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area. Our practice catchment area is shown below (click anywhere in the map to load the boundary). Unfortunately we are unable to accept registrations from patients whose address falls outside of the catchment.

Please note that we ask you to provide proof of your new address in the form of a Utility or Council Tax bill or Driving Licence. You will have 3 months in which to provide us with the proof of your address as we understand that as you are moving house, you are likely not to have any of the above with your new address for a few weeks.

Registering with the surgery

To register with the surgery:

  • can download our New Patient Registration Form form, complete it and post it to us when you move:
    • Please complete one form for each adult or child you wish to register.
    • Please do not send it before you move as it may affect your registration with your current GP Practice.
  • visit reception from 8.30am to 6pm and collect a paper registration form

When you register, it’s helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.

Medical records

When a patient registers at a Practice a transaction is sent to Primary Care Support England (PCSE) notifying them that they are a new patient. Your paper medical records from your previous Practice will then be sent to Primary Care Support England and transferred to your new Practice. The process of receiving your paper medical records normally runs smoothly but it can sometimes take up to three months. Once the Practice receives these records they are summarised so that everything the GP needs to know about your health is made available on our computer Medical Records.

Currently many Practices country wide including our own use a computer record system called the EMiS Clinical System. If a patient moves from one EMiS Practice to another, all relevant medical information is ready to be seen by the GP on the patient’s screen on the computer as soon as the patient has registered, although paper medical records are still thoroughly checked once they are received later.

Accessing someone else’s information

As a parent, family member or carer, you may be able to access services for someone else. We call this having proxy access. We can set this up for you if you are both registered with us.

To requests proxy access, collect a proxy access form from reception from 10am to 6pm.

Once proxy access is set up, you can access the other person’s profile in your NHS account, using the NHS App or website.

The NHS website has information about using linked profiles to access services for someone else.

Non-English speakers

The following 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: