Register as a New Patient
Patients living within our practice catchment area (see map opposite) may register with the practice when the practice list is open.
Please see attached Practice Leaflet with information about both surgeries at Rushbottom Lane.
The practice leaftlet is being updated.
The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
To register with either Practice, please bring a form of ID i.e. passport or drivers licence along with your medical card (if you have one) or complete a patient registration form and a patient questionnaire, which can be obtained at reception.
Please put as much information on the forms as possible, this speeds up the registration process. Your notes from your previous practice will then be requested to be sent here. This can take six weeks or longer.
Please ensure that you have at least 30 days supply of any regular medication you are taking prior to leaving your current practice to avoid being without your medication.
New patients registering with the practice will be offered a health check within the first three months of registering.
Please contact reception for further information.
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:
Parking and Access
A car park is provided for limited access to patients who hold a disabled blue badge or have mobility problems.
Do not park in the hatched area or on the double yellow lines. (This needs to be clear for Emergency vehicles). Please park on Rushbottom Lane and only in the laybys outside of 08:30 - 09:30 and 14:45 - 15:45