Register as a New Patient
Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery. You are not required to provide proof of address, ID or immigration status, but it might be helpful if you can provide some form of ID, particularly if you would like us to set you up with online services.
If you're homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend's address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.
To register you will need to complete the following forms, all of which are available on our website and from the surgery:
- A patient registration form for Adult >16 or Child <16
- A signed GMS1 Registration Form
- If possible, provide some form of identification and/or proof of address, (e.g. a passport, driving licence or birth certificate).
- Discuss with reception getting yourself set-up with online services
You should also be aware of how your data is used and your options for consent or dissent. To find out more visit our page dedicated to this How Your Data is Used and Your Options which includes the Type 1 Data Opt-out Form.
When you have registered you might be invited for a new patient medical with the Practice Nurse or a doctor, which will include a general health check.
If you need to receive your medical information in an alternative format (eg. large print) or another language, please inform one of the staff.
The area covered by the practice is shown opposite.
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.
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
The surgery is located behind Moretonhampstead Hospital. We have parking available and also access to a disabled parking bay.
The Health Centre is all on one level, with toilet facilities for wheelchair users.