Register as a New Patient
When you attend the Practice to register you will be asked to complete a GP registration form and New Patient Questionnaire (this includes 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.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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 list 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.
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.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
Chainbridge Medical Partnership is a modern, purpose-built surgery and has facilities for all disabled patients.
The bus station is a short distance away over a flat, even surface and there is disabled parking just outside the main entrance.
If you have any special needs please let our staff know so that we can help and ensure you get the same support in the future.