New Patient Registration
We are delighted to accept new patients who live in the surrounding area onto our practice list.
When you register, you will be allocated your ‘usual GP’. We recommend continuing care with the same GP, to improve your health outcomes, particularly if you have complex or chronic health problems, and it also benefits the doctor patient relationship.
However you have the right to contact any GP, subject to availability.
Please complete the new patient questionnaire with information on your medical conditions and repeat medication.
Please make an appointment with a health care assistant for a preliminary health check.
If you would like to see a particular GP please let the receptionist know. We will always try to ensure registration with your chosen GP if possible, but there may be some occasions when it is not.
Does it matter where I live?
If you live within our geographical area this allows us to make house calls when necessary. You can still register as a patient at Giffords if you live out of our practice boundary, but we are not able to visit you at home if required.
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.
Your Named GP
Changes to the GP contract mean that all patients in England, including children, now benefit from having a named, accountable doctor who will be responsible for coordinating their care. If you are unsure who your named GP is please speak to one of our receptionists.
You can still have appointments with any of our clinicians not just your Named GP.
Patients aged 75 and over
In addition for patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP will also:
- Work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
- Ensure these patients have access to a health check
Change of Address
If you change name, address or telephone number, please let our receptionists know immediately.
If you move outside the practice area you may need to find a doctor in your new area.
The NHS App
Giffords Surgery would like to invite you to use The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
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