Registering to be a patient at our practice is very simple and only requires you to complete a single form. You can ask for this form (known as a GMS1 form) from reception or you can download a copy from the link at the bottom of this page.
You will need the details of your current GP practice so we can obtain your medical records. The form will ask you for your NHS number but this is not essential. Once you have registered, we may ask patients who aren’t housebound to attend for a New Patient Health Check. This is an important part of the registration process and helps us ensure that we are providing the correct levels of care for any conditions you may have.
You are able to register at the practice even if you aren’t close by, though please note that this could affect your ability to have a home visit should the need to have one arise. Our reception team will be able to inform you if you are outside of the catchment area for home visits.
Patients who have no fixed address are still able to register with our practice. For more information, please contact Light for Life on 01704 501 256. They are able to provide support with the registration process and book appointments into our Street Seen @ St Mark’s, a fortnightly clinic held at the surgery where members of our clinical staff will provide any medical support or assistance needed for acute or ongoing medical conditions for our homeless patients. This clinic will be ran by our doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants.
If you are ill whilst away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from a local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
Patients can be registered temporarily 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 us.
Practices do not have to accept temporary patients, 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.