Register as a New Patient
To register with our practice you will need to complete the forms below and bring them into one of our branch surgeries.
When you register, you will also need to bring with you:
- One form of photo ID - forms of ID we accept are:
- Driving or Provisional Licence
- One form of proof of address - this needs to be dated within the past 3 months, forms we accept are:
- Council tax bill
- Utility bill (gas / electricity)
- Bank statement
Please be aware that we will need to take a copy of the above items.
If you have any questions or queries regarding these, please either call our enquiries line on 0115 9301105, or speak to one of our reception staff who will be happy to help.
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.
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