The Vernon Street Medical CentreTel: 01332 332812
The Lanes Medical CentreTel: 01332 271374
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
Click on the map on the right then enter your postcode to see if you live within our catchment.
Just turn up at either surgery and ask for a New Patient Registration Form (GMS1). Once this has been completed, along with a practice questionnaire, you will be registered with the practice. Please note that patients will be asked to bring in photo ID and proof of address in order to register.
You have a right to request registration with a named doctor if you wish. If not then the practice staff will register you with any of the doctors.
All new patients to either surgery are entitled to a 15-minute health check with a Health Care Assistant. This is important because it can take up to 6 weeks to receive your medical records from your previous doctor’s. Your blood pressure, urine, current medication and past medical history will all be checked at this screening.
Please note that although you will be registered at one of the medical centres you can be seen at either site.
Please contact reception for further information.
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. Click here to access the guide.
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct. Please note that patients will need to bring in photo ID and proof of address in order for us to process the registration request.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Online Medical Questionnaire For New Patients
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
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
Please note that appointments are available for any relatives staying with you who are not registered with the practice. Your relative will be seen as a temporary resident. When booking an appointment please make it clear to the receptionist that your relative is not registered with the practice.
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 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
Registration for Online Services
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