Register as New Patient
If you are new to the surgery you will be invited to attend for a registration medical, which includes filling in a form about your past and current medical history, a short medical examination, including height/weight and blood pressure. Please bring a fresh specimen of your urine and your medical card (if you have one) with you.
This service is also extended to patients not seen in the surgery for 3 years.
You have the right to express a preference to receive services from a particular clinician and we will record this preference. We will endeavour to comply with this but please note this can not be guaranteed.
The map opposite shows the area we cover. Should you move a little beyond these boundaries we may be able to keep you registered; please ask at reception.
Since the 1st of April 2015 practices have been required under the terms of the latest GP contracts to allocate all patients a named GP.
This is purely an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them.
If you wish to be told your accountable GP please ask the receptionist when you next visit the surgery.
Please note: there is NO need to telephone the practice for this information as this will cause difficulties for patients who need to contact the surgery.
Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any of the GPs within the practice as your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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 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 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.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
The practice has reserved disabled parking spaces, toilets and access for wheelchair users. If access proves difficult for any of our disabled patients please ask for assistance.
There is parking for 18 vehicles, please do not park outside the designated spaces. If the car park is full please park on Margate Road.