When you attend the Practice to register you will be asked to complete a GP registration form, and new patient questionnaire form. These must be completed before you see the Doctor, so it is advisable to attend at least 15 minutes before your appointment time, in order that you can complete the information required.
The receptionist will offer you a new patient appointment. Acceptance on to the list is as at the discretion of the Doctor. We will ask you for proof of identity.
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.
Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the Practice and you will be sent a new medical card.
Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the Practice.
Download the forms
New Patient Registration Form – online version (not compatible with Apple products such as iPhone, in which case print it out and complete by hand)
In accordance with Health Board name recommendations, all new patients should present two forms of identification. This is required to reduce and prevent fraudulent attempts to obtain or misuse NHS care. Overseas visitors may be asked for additional information to prove NHS entitlement.
One form of identity must ideally be photographic such as:
- Drivers Licence
- Official ID card from Public Services body
- Student matriculation card (current year)
Other documents for prove of residency that are acceptable are:
- Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
- Council Tax document
- Television Licence
- Payslips (last two months)
- Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
- Bank Statement (Name and address section only required)
- Solicitors Letter- (Clearly showing name and address)
If you are unable to provide photographic evidence then you must present one of the above and one of the following:-
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- Divorce/Annulment Papers.