Non-urgent advice: Register as New Patient

We welcome all new patients to GPS Healthcare.

Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery.

You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. 

You will need to complete a registration form below, which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor, this can take some time.  The questionnaires can be found in the links below.

It would help if you could provide proof of identity, for more information see below "examples of photo ID and proof of address". Please bring this to your first appointment for us to verify. 

If completing the form is difficult for any reason, please speak to reception who will put you in touch with our Health and Wellbeing team to support you with the process. 

Once you have registered, you can contact us online or speak to reception if you have repeat medication that needs adding and issuing. 

Whilst awaiting registration please order enough supply of your repeat medication from your previous practice. 

If in the interim you need an emergency prescription visit 111/Emergency Prescriptions

All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Please note we aim to process all new registrations within 2 weeks. 

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.

How do I register my baby?

You need to register your new baby at the Practice as soon as possible.

Parents or guardians can register a baby at the Practice by completing and presenting to Reception, form FP58 which is issued at the same time as a birth certificate. This is for new born babies only. Older babies and children should register using our Join the Practice Request online form.

Mother and Baby Checks

Once your baby is registered, the Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This takes place at around 6 weeks.

This is a 20 minute appointment; 10 minutes for the baby’s check and 10 minutes for the mother’s post-natal check. Further details about what happens at this appointment is available from NHS choices.

Please remember to bring the red book to your appointment.

If you cannot attend this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible.

What if I live outside the practice area?

Outer practice boundaries are an expansion of a GP's original catchment area. Whereas in the past you may have had to register with a new GP after moving a few streets further down the road, these outer boundaries can be a way to stay registered with your old GP.


What are the acceptable examples of Photo ID and Proof of Address?

Acceptable photo ID:

  • Current passport or identity card
  • Resident permit issued by Home office
  • Current UK photocard driving licence
  • HM Forces identity card
  • Police photographic ID card
  • University or college photo smartcard
  • NHS smart card

Acceptable proof of address:

  • Recent utility bill (within 3 months of the current date)
  • Local authority tax bill ( valid for current year)
  • Bank or building society statement ( within 3 months of a current date)
  • Current tenancy agreement
  • Court order (within 12 months of the current date)
  • UCAS letter (within 12 months of the current date)
How Long Will it Take for My Application to be Processed?

Please allow 14 days for your application to be processed and make sure that you have at least one month’s supply of your regular medications from your current practice before registering with us.

Please be aware that it may take several months for your full notes to become available from your previous GP Practice.

Are my details secure?

The internet is not a secure place, however, we have gone to great steps in making sure the information you submit to us is as secure as possible.

We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates to encrypt the communication between your computer and our web server. When you submit your information, it is safely transmitted over the web in an encrypted form and deciphered using the private key at its intended location.

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Over 16 New Patient Registration Form


Under 16's New Patient Registration Form

Non-urgent advice: Non-English Speakers

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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