New Patients

Registration

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. To check if you are within our catchment area, please use the link at the bottom of this page and search using your postcode. Our receptionists will be happy to give you more information. You will be asked to make a telephone appointment with the Practice Manager Laura Hodgkinson. Laura will go through the registration process and you will be offered a health screening check. If you are on repeat medication you may need to provide an up to date list of your medications e.g. the right hand side of your repeat prescription or a printed list of medications from your previous GP if this doesn’t come through to us electronically. Medical treatment is available when this process is complete.

Temporary Residents

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 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.