Register with the practice?
To register with us as a patient please contact Reception in person and you will be given our New Patient Registration information. This includes Form GMS1 (per patient) which needs to be completed and returned to Reception. This will be used to enter you onto our practice database. You will also be asked to provide a utility bill dated within the last 3 months and a form of photo ID – such as a passport or driving licence. This applies to all patients over the age of 16. You will be given a copy of our practice leaflet and invited to attend to have a new patient consultation. It can take some time for your full medical records to arrive so we need to ensure we have a medical history available as soon as possible after registering with us. Our Reception team will be happy to assist you if you have any queries or require assistance. We can only accept patients who live within our inner practice boundary area.
Become a Temporary patient with the practice?
If you are temporarily away from your normal place of residence and intend to stay within our practice area for more than 24 hours but not more than 3 months, we will be happy to accept you as a temporary patient, however, we can only offer emergency care. If you require routine services such as contraception, travel vaccinations, minor surgery or referrals to other specialities - these will need to be undertaken by your usual/registered GP service. Temporary patients need to be registered at an address within our practice boundary. If you require your routine medication to be prescribed, we would need evidence of your current medication before we would be able to assist you. A repeat prescription slip or a recent empty package with label intact are both acceptable, although they would need to be dated to within the last three months.
Change my details?
Please let us know via our Reception team if you change address - we need to keep your medical details up to date. If you are not sure whether your new address is within our practice area please check with our Head Receptionist, Alison. If you change you contact telephone numbers (mobile and landline)please let our Reception team know as we may need to contact you in the future. A form is available in our porch area.
Register as a carer?
It is important that you inform us if you are a carer. If you are someone who, without payment, provides help and support to someone within your household, a relative or a friend due to age, illness or disability. If you are enabling them to stay in their home with your support, let us know. A Carer can also be someone who is a young person. By letting us know your situation we can offer our patients extra support and be aware of the whole situation.
Please ask at Reception or phone us for any information. Copies of our 'Letting your GP know you are a Carer' are also available in our porch area.
Help the practice function?
You can help us to help you by:-
Letting us know if you need to cancel your appointment in time to offer to other patients
Being on time for your appointments
Contacting us for a home visit before 11.00am
Phoning between 9.30am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 6.30pm for repeat medication
Contacting us after 10.00am for test results
You can keep healthy by:-
Taking regular exercise
Eating a healthy diet
Drinking no more than 14 units (female) 21 units (male) of alcohol per week
Following your doctor's advice - lifestyle and medication