New Patients

Register as New Patient

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. Practice Area

The practice covers the following parishes:

Aldeburgh, Alderton, Aldringham, Bawdsey, Blaxhall, Boyton, Bromeswell, Butley, Capel St. Andrew, Chillesford, Eyke, Friston, Gedgrave, Hollesley, Iken, Knodishall, Leiston, Orford, Ramsholt, Rendlesham, Shingle Street, Shottisham, Snape, Sudbourne, Sutton, Tangham, Thorpeness, Tunstall, Wantisden

Registration Forms

In order to speed up the registration process, you can complete the GMS1 Form and our New Patient Health Check Questionnaire, Registration Form and Audit C form in advance of coming to the practice by downloading them.

Please click on the links opposite to download and print the relevant forms.

Please use this checklist to ensure you complete all of the required forms.  

Please Note: Failure to complete and return ALL of the above forms can cause a delay in your registration. If you have any questions please contact the surgery.

 


 

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.

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.

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.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: