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Changes to registration during Covid-19 Pandemic

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asked to register without coming into the practice.

 

Live within our boundary area?

If you live within our practice area, you are eligible to register as a patient.  You will need to complete a GMS1W and submit a new patient registration, send it to the practice and you will be invited to make an appointment with the practice nurse for a simple health check. 

If you possess a NHS medical card please bring it along with you at registration. If you don't have your NHS number you could ask your previous GP Surgery for this.

Anybody can register with a GP practice and receive free medical care from that practice.

However, if you are not ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK you may have to pay for NHS treatment outside of the GP practice. Being ordinarily resident broadly means living lawfully in the UK on a properly settled basis for the time being. In most cases, nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area must also have the status of ‘indefinite leave to remain’ in the UK.

Some services, such as diagnostic tests of suspected infectious diseases and any treatment of those diseases are free of charge to all people, while some groups who are not ordinarily resident here are exempt from all treatment charges.

More information on ordinary residence, exemptions and paying for NHS Services 

You may be asked to provide proof of entitlement in order to receive free NHS treatment, otherwise you may be charged for your treatment. Even if you have to pay for a service, you will always be provided with any immediately necessary or urgent treatment, regardless of advance payment.

The information you give will be used to assist in identifying your chargeable status, and may be shared, including with NHS secondary care organisations (e.g. hospitals) and NHS Digital, for the purposes of validation, invoicing and cost recovery. You may be contacted on behalf of the NHS to confirm any details you have provided.

Personal Lists

This Practice has always operated a personal list system.  Under the new GMS Contract, patients are now registered with a practice, not a GP, but have a "preferred" GP.  In effect we will maintain personalised lists. You will be told the name of your preferred GP when you register. Whenever you contact the surgery please choose your perferred GP or ask to speak to their secretary.