New Patients

Register as a New Patient

We are currently registering new patients.

If you wish to register with us, please complete a registration form and bring it to one of our branches along with 2 forms of identification (one of which must be photographic identification such as a passport).

On registering you will be asked to complete a new patient health questionnaire, and to make an appointment with the nurse, for a new patient check.

Both the registration form and health questionnaire can be found below.

If you are taking any prescribed medication, it is important that you make an appointment with the doctor, before this medication is due. Do not wait till you run out!

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

All our sites have wheelchair access, but Market Surgery has two upstairs consulting rooms, which are not suitable for all patients. Please be aware of this when making your appointment.