How to Register with the Practice
Providing that you have all the necessary and up-to-date documentation as stated below, please speak to the receptionist. You can register between 11.30am and 2.00pm or 5.00pm and 6.00pm Monday to Friday (also at the branch surgery at Garland Road Clinic). Criteria as follows:
- You must live in our catchment area.
- All prospective patients are requested to produce their passport/birth certificate or photographic drivers licence plus two utility bills covering at least the preceding 6 months or an up to date tenant’s agreement. If you have an existing medical card please also bring this with you although you will be asked to complete a new form if we are able to accept you.
- If you come from outside the EU, your passport or documentation must reflect your current status and eligibility to remain in the UK.
Being unable to produce the above documentation does not mean that you cannot access NHS treatment. It does however mean that you may not be able to register as a patient with a doctor. If you are unsure please ask at reception for advice.
As a patient of this practice, you have the right to request an appointment with any of our doctors. However, over the years, our patients have indicated that they prefer the continuity of care that they receive by being given appointments with one particular doctor. As a rule, therefore, you will be offered appointments with the one doctor. The exception to this would be in the case of an emergency appointment when we may be able to give you an earlier appointment with another GP and when your doctor is on annual leave.