New Patient Registration

AlfordThe practice welcomes new patients.  When registering, new patients are asked to complete our New Patient Registration Pack.

Depending on the information you provide, you may be asked to complete a short health questionnaire on our Surgery Pod which also involves checking your height, weight and blood pressure or you may be offered an appointment with one of our clinicians. 

During this appointment the clinician will take a brief medical history and ask you for a list of your regular medications and any drug allergies. This gives us a chance to get to know you and discover any relevant medical history and allergies before your medical records become available to us, which can often take some time.

If you are on regular medication you will be required to attend for a new patient registration appointment with a clinician before any medications will be prescribed.

If your medical notes have not arrived it may be necessary to check with your previous practice what medications you are on.  It would be helpful if you could bring a list of your repeat prescriptions and other regular medications with you to this appointment.  Please include drug dosages and how often you take them.  A clinician is not able to identify a drug from a description of the tablet or capsule!

If you have any problems you wish to discuss please either book a double appointment or arrange a different appointment.

How to Register

You may come along to the practice at any time and complete a Registration Form and other paperwork which forms our New Patient Registration Pack or you may print them off (click on the link below), fill them out and bring them in as soon as possible after you move into the practice area.

New Patient Registration Pack (September 19)

Please bring photo identification  (passport and/or drivers licence) and proof of residency in this country by way of a recent utility bill. It would also be useful if you could bring your NHS medical card but this is not essential.  Although not essential for registering as a patient, we do require this information in order to register you for online services.

We would be grateful if you can bring records of immunisations, especially those for children, as your child may be immunised unnecessarily without this information. Please also bring an accurate list of regular medicines (including dosages) to your registration appointment.

When registered with the practice, patients will be allocated a named doctor who will be responsible for overseeing the care of that patient.  Patients are encouraged to express a preference of practitioner, if so wished.  While the practice will attempt to comply with such requests, it may not always be possible. 

Change in Circumstances

Please let us know as soon as possible if you change your name, address or telephone number in order that our records for you and other members of your family are up to date.  You can do this by completing the online form on our Online Services page or by contacting the practice directly.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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