Register at the Practicestethoscope

All patients requiring temporary or permanent registration will need to fill out the registration form, prior to being able to book an appointment.

Call in with your Medical Card (if you have one) and proof of address.  You will be required to complete a New Patient Questionnaire (click to download) and be asked a few relevant questions by the Reception staff.  You may be asked to make an appointment for a new patient check with the Practice Nurse or fill out a questionnaire.

Click here to check your postcode in our catchment area tool.

You will also be required to bring two forms of identification with you:

  • a passport or Full driving Licence (both parts)
  • a utility bill with your name and address on it

You may choose to register with any doctor in the practice. A practice booklet will also be available when you register.

Filling in the form does not guarantee registration as we may, however, refuse your application to join our lists if:

  • You or your relatives have a history of violence or threatened violence or we believe that there is a real risk to the personal safety of practice staff or to the property of the practice
  • You have previously been removed from the practice list, for example due to an irreconcilable breakdown in your relationship with a member of the practice team
  • You are outside the practice boundary

Temporary Residents

We are always happy to see any relatives or friends staying with you if they need a Doctor or Nurse urgently. Temporary Resident Appointment Criteria is based around treatment that is ‘immediate and necessary‘ if your needs are not within this, you may not be seen.

Overseas Visitors:

  • If you have moved “for a settled purpose” to our catchment area from overseas, you may register with the practice as a standard NHS patient.
  • If you are visiting the area for a temporary period from overseas , your entitlement depends on the nature of your condition and the country from which you are from.
  • If your treatment is deemed as an emergency/immediately necessary by the treating clinician, there is no charge as long as this lasts no longer than 14 days (however, should you require treatment at a hospital, they may make a charge). If you require medication, this will be issued on an NHS prescription (chargeable at the pharmacy).
  • If your treatment is not immediately necessary, you may be given free treatment if you are from another EU country or a country with a reciprocal health care agreement with the UK. This normally applies for a period of 3 months only.
  • If your treatment is not immediately necessary and you live outside of the EU (or a country with a reciprocal health care agreement with the UK), you would normally be charged for any consultation and issued with a private prescription should you require any medication.

Please see our fees list for charges for private consultation.

Countries with no reciprocal UK Health agreement currently include:

  • Turkey
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Most Caribbean islands
  • South America
  • The Middle East
  • Africa
  • Most of Asia including:
    • India
    • Thailand
    • Japan
    • Hong Kong
  • The whole Pacific region (except Australia and New Zealand)