When you attend the Practice to register you will be asked to complete a GP registration form, and new patient questionnaire form, (this will include questions on your height, weight, if you smoke, current medication, alcohol intake etc.) .
Acceptance on to the list is as at the discretion of the Doctor. We will ask you for proof of identity. (Please refer to our registration policy). Once you are accepted as a patient you are entitled to see the clinician of your choice.
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.
Your medical records may take several weeks to arrive at the Practice.
Summary Care Record.
As part of your registration you will be asked if you wish to have a summary care record created. This is an electronic record which contains information about your medication, allergies and any adverse reactions to medicines you have had. This record is used to support emergency care and can be accessed, with your permission, by healthcare staff in emergency or who look after you when the practice is closed. If you choose not to have a Summary Care Record you should indicate this on your registration form.
Once your details are registered on our computer system your electronic records are requested automatically by the computer from your last GP. Providing they have their computer set up to accept this request, your electronic records will be sent to our computer within a very short time. This system is called GP2GP.