Register as a new patient

Before applying to register, please read the following information

Registration form

To register with us you must complete the standard NHS registration form, the GMS1. If you are registering your family you will need to complete a separate form for each family member. Your options for the form are:

Digital

Use this link to download the GMS1 form, then either:

Paper

Patients from overseas

If you are not ordinarily resident in the UK you may have to pay for treatment outside of the GP practice. There is an additional declaration for you to sign, please come in to the surgery reception to complete this.

If you live in another EEA country, or have moved to the UK to study or retire, or if you live in the UK but work in another EEA member state, there is an additional declaration for you to sign - please come in to the surgery reception to complete this.

Temporary residents

If you need to see a GP and are visiting the area for more than 24 hours, but less than three months, you can apply to register with us as a temporary resident. You will need to complete form GMS3 on arrival at the surgery, do not use this online form.

NHS Summary Care Record

Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. They can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care. There are strict rules governing who can see your data.

If you are registered with a GP practice in England your SCR is created automatically, unless you have opted out.

Access to SCR information means that care in other settings is safer, reducing the risk of prescribing errors. It also helps avoid delays to urgent care. At a minimum, the SCR holds important information about;

  • current medication
  • allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines
  • the name, address, date of birth and NHS number of the patient

Additional information can optionally be added to your SCR, such as details of long-term conditions, significant medical history, or specific communications needs.

The doctors highly recommend that you allow the SCR to be held on the NHS Spine, as it could help to save your life in an emergency.

See this official NHS page about the SCR for more information.

If you decide that you want to opt-out, then please call and ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

SMS (text) messaging

We now make extensive use of SMS (text) messaging to communicate with patients, not just for appointment reminders, but now the GPs will use them to send you instructions about medication, test results and other information directly from the doctor. If other people have access to the same mobile phone they may be able to see this confidential medical information. Therefore if you wish to opt-out of receiving SMS messages, please call the surgery and let us know.

Please be assured that these messages will only ever be used for direct communication from the surgery about your health care and our service provision. We will never send you marketing messages or give your number to third parties.

Organ donation

Organ donation means giving part of your body to someone else who needs it. This amazingly generous act saves thousands of lives in the UK every year. Organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system. This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. Your family will still be approached and your faith, beliefs and culture will continue to be respected. You still have a choice about whether or not you wish to become a donor. Get the facts about organ donation to help you decide. You can find more information and record your decision on the register on the NHS Organ Donation site (link opens in a new tab).

Catchment area

The practice is marked with the yellow cross. Our Catchment area is shaded green with a green border. You must live within this boundary to register as a new patient.