New Patient Registration
The doctors accept new patients who live within our practice area. As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a new patient health questionnaire and fill in a Patient Registration Form. Once these have both been completed you will be offered a consultation with the doctor and/or nurse.
In order to speed up the registration process, you can complete our New Patient Health Check Questionnaire, Registration Form and Audit C form in advance of coming to the practice by downloading them from here. Please click on the links below to download and print the questionnaire, registration form and Audit C form;
New Patient Registration Form
EDSM Patient record Consent
The Peninsula Practice Brochure
Once you have completed ALL of these forms please bring them along to our Alderton or Orford Surgeries in order to register.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
The practice covers the area known as ‘The Peninsula’, which stretches from the River Deben in the south to the River Alde/Ore in the north. In total we cover an area of about 80 square miles.
The practice covers the following parishes:
Alderton, Bawdsey, Blaxhall, Boyton, Bromeswell, Butley, Capel St. Andrew, Chillesford, Eyke, Gedgrave, Iken, Hollesley, Orford, Ramsholt, Rendlesham, Shingle Street, Shottisham, Sudbourne, Sutton, Tangham, Tunstall and Wantisden.
Out of area registration
New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list.
GP practices have always had the ability to accept patients who live outside their practice area. Regardless of distance from the practice, the practice would still provide a home visit if clinically necessary.
The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.
Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.
If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case.
To do this we may:
- Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way.
- Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend).
If accepted, you will attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).
We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way.
If you feel you fall into this category, please inform the Receptionist when you return your forms, as it may take a few more days to complete your registration. This is to enable us to make the above decisions.