New Patients

REGISTER AS A NEW PATIENT

Provided that you live within the practice area you may register at this surgery. Please use the postcode checker tool to see if you live within our catchment area.

To register with us, please complete the registration documents either online, or on paper whilst at the Practice.  

You will be assigned to a "usual GP" when you join the Practice however, you may consult with any of the GPs at the Practice. 

If you are on any routine medication you will be offered a registration appointment with the doctor. The nurses offer new patient checks to those who are not on any medication.

If you move out of the area while you are registered with us you should register with another GP in whose area you live. 

CHECK IF YOU LIVE IN OUR PRACTICE AREA

 

 

 

Click the link below to check if your postcode is within our catchment area:

 

Elmswood Surgery Postcode checker

 

 

Registering for Online Services

After you are fully registered with us you may request online access to allow you to book appointments, order repeat medication and view certain aspects of your medical record. We require photo ID for this if you have not already provided it.

NHS App

 

Download the NHS app here

 

 

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.

Non-English Speakers

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.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The practice has a car park with limited space, and is about two minutes walk from the nearest bus stop. 

Our health centre has suitable access for disabled patients.

All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access. If you require one, there is a wheelchair available at reception.

There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.

There is  hearing loop in our recption area.