New Patients

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice boundary.

To register as a new patient you can complete the New Patient Registration form alternatively you can print out the New Patient Registration Form once this has been completed, bring it along to either surgery and 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.

Temporary Residents

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 Vernon Street Medical Centre 01332 332812 or The Lanes Medical Centre 01332 271374. 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.

If you require temporary residents, please complete the following forms and return to the practice Temporary Resident Registration Form.