In order to register with the practice you should bring your NHS medical card and some form of photographic identification. A receptionist will fill in a form and will offer you a registration medical appointment with the practice nurse if you wish one. If you prefer a particular type of doctor e.g. female for a female patient and vice versa we will note this and do our best to respect your choice. However not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.
When you attend the Practice to register you will be asked to complete a GP registration form, and new patient questionnaire form, these must be completed before you see the Doctor, so it is advisable to attend at least 20 minutes before your appointment time, so that you can complete the information required.
There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP. For example, you may live too far away. If this is the case simply choose another GP in your local area.
Once you’ve been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to the Practice and you’ll be sent a new medical card.
Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the Practice.
In accordance with Health Board name recommendations, all new patients should present two forms of identification. This is required to reduce and prevent fraudulent attempts to obtain or misuse NHS care. Overseas visitors may be asked for additional information to prove NHS entitlement.
One form of identity must ideally be photographic such as:
- Drivers Licence
- Official ID card from Public Services body
- Student matriculation card (current year)
Other documents for prove of residency that are acceptable are:
- Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
- Council Tax document
- Television Licence
- Payslips (last two months)
- Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
- Bank Statement (Name and address section only required)
- Solicitors Letter- (Clearly showing name and address)
If unable to provide photographic evidence then you must present one of the above and one of the following:-
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- DivorceAnnulment Papers.
N.B. The above list is not exhaustive and staff are entitled to ask for further proof if required. Please note you will not be registered with the practice if you cannot provide the documents required to prove NHS eligibility.