If you wish to register with the practice you will be asked to complete a GP registration form and new patient questionnaire form. You can download these from the website or call into the practice to collect a new patient pack. We will ask you for 2 proofs of identity (please refer to our registration policy). Please note Medical Cards are not accepted as proof of identity.
Your forms will be reviewed by a GP and you will be advised if you are required to attend a registration appointment and with whom. This may be a GP, Chronic Disease Nurse or a Treatment Room Assistant. Some patients may not be required to attend a registration appointment.
Patients are advised to the read the NHS counter fraud declaration before signing the registration form.
There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP. For example, you may live too far away. If this is the case simply choose another GP in your local area. Once you’ve been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the Practice. Your medical records may take up to several weeks to arrive at the Practice.
If you default from your new patient appointment and do not inform the reception staff you may be refused acceptance on to the Practice list.
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In accordance with health board recommendations, all new patients should present two forms of identification which proves residency and authenticates their identity. This is required to reduce and prevent fraudulent attempts to obtain or misuse NHS care. Overseas visitors may be asked for additional information to prove NHS entitlement.
One form of identity must ideally be photographic such as:
- Drivers Licence
- Official ID card from Public Services body
- Student matriculation card (current year)
Other documents for prove of residency that are acceptable are:
- Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
- Council Tax document
- Television Licence
- Payslips (last two months)
- Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
- Bank Statement (Name and address section only required)
- Solicitors Letter- (Clearly showing name and address)
If unable to provide photographic evidence then you must present one of the above and one of the following:-
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- DivorceAnnulment Papers.
N.B. The above list is not exhaustive and staff are entitled to ask for further proof if required. Please note you will not be registered with the practice if you cannot provide the documents required to prove NHS eligibility.
These Department of Health publications explain the role of the UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to non-english speakers. The downloadable fact sheets outline the role of GPs, how to register with the service and how to access emergency services.
The leaflets are available in the following languages: