Non-urgent advice: Registration
It is is important to note that you can only permanently register with a GP practice if you’re staying in the area for more than 3 months.
- visit reception during surgery hours and collect /complete a paper registration form
- download the forms
- we may require evidence of identity to provide certain services (refer to our registration policy regarding ID)
- the practice has a non-discrimination policy for accepting new patients. 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.
If you stay outwith our Practice area
If you do not stay within our catchment area other GP practices can be found by accessing the button below.
Registered with a Doctor outside the UK
Please note that if you were previously registered with a Doctor outside the UK then the Practice will not have access to your medical notes. All patients who register from abroad should contact their previous Doctor to obtain copies of their notes.
Download the Form(s)
You can download then complete the registration form, via NHS inform and upload to the practice on the form below, or print out and hand in to the practice.
Patients will then receive a welcoming letter informing of them of who they are registered with. If they wish, all new patients will be invited to make a new patient appointment.
If you leave the UK for more than 3 months
Your medical records remain with your registered GP but we will provide you with full medical care while you are in the area. If you leave the UK for a period of more than three months the doctor is no longer responsible for your medical care and may not provide repeat medication in your absence.
Immediately necessary treatment
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 our Practice for up to 14 days. After 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
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.