New Patient Registration
All UK residents have the right within the NHS to be registered with a doctor. We are pleased to register anyone who lives within the practice area.
The NHS Registration process is currently changing (from October 2017) and so at present all registrations need to be undertaken in person by visiting either the Poringland or Rockland St Mary surgeries, where the receptionist will help with your registration, talking through the forms that need completion.
It would be of great help if you could bring with you your up-to-date medical card or your NHS number. If you can not find this, you should have answers to the following questions:
- Full name, including previous names
- Date and place of birth
- Current and previous address (including post code)
- Name and address of your previous surgery
- NHS number
Please note, the name and address of your previous surgery is important so that we can obtain your full medical records.
Your medical records will be sent to us from your previous surgery. This can in some instances take up to 8 weeks and so for all new patients over 16, we offer a new registration medical. This allows us to gather some basic medical history for you including weight, height, smoking status, blood pressure, current problems and family history.
The registration medical also allows us to provide any repeat medication you may need.
Registration with health visitor
For children registering under the age of 16, we will pass copies of your registration papers to the health visitor for the area.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services