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Patient Registration

 

We are delighted to accept new patients who live in the surrounding area onto our practice list. If you would like to see a particular GP for some, or all, medical conditions please let the receptionist know and it will be noted in your records. We will always try to ensure this is possible but there may be some occasions when it is not.

 

Does it matter where I live?

Yes. We can only accept patients who live within this geographical area as this allows us to make house calls when necessary and to balance the number of patients between the different practices.

 

Please click on the link below to view the practice’s Boundary map.

 Giffords_Boundary_map.pdf

 

If you wish to register with us, please visit the surgery and talk to our reception staff. We will need you to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill. Simply see our reception staff who will give you a simple form to fill in. Please ensure you know the following details:-

 

Full name, including previous names

Date and place of birth

Last address

New address and post code

Last name and address of your previous Doctor

NHS number if known - not the same as your National Insurance number!

Named GP

When patients register with us they are given a named GP. If you are uncertain of who your named (registered) GP is, please contact the surgery.

We strongly believe in patient choice and patients are able to see any GP they wish, either for a single appointment or for long term care.

However, we do prefer that patients see the same GP for any ongoing problems to maintain continuity

 

Temporary Residents

Anyone staying at an address other than their normal residence for less than three months is entitled to free NHS treatment if they develop a condition which is classed as an emergency or requires "immediately necessary" attention. However, everyone travelling away from home should ensure they have sufficient supplies of prescribed medicine to take during their stay. Doctors are entitled to charge a consultation fee and a private prescription charge if they are asked to prescribe routine medication.

All patients registering as a temporary patient will also need to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill.

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