Please attend at reception with your medical card to complete the necessary formalities. You can however still register if you cannot find this. We have a dedicated registration day every Tuesday. We would like to offer you a New Patient check with the Health Care Assistant so we can help identify any health needs you may have. You are then free to request to see any doctor or practice nurse at the surgery by appointment.
Do I need ID to register?
You do not have to provide ID when registering with a GP, but it is helpful to do so.
It is helpful if you can provide at least one of the documents below when registering with your GP:
- Birth certificate
- Biometric residence permit
- Travel document
- HC2 certificate
- ARC card
- Utility bill
Message to the GP Practice
Thank you for helping to register this patient. We hope the patient was able to show you relevant documents.
NHS Guidelines say ‘If a patient cannot produce any supportive documentation but states that they reside within the practice boundary then practices should accept the registration’.
There is no regulatory requirement to prove identity, address, immigration status or an NHS number in order to register as a patient and no contractual requirement for GPs to request this.
All asylum seekers and refugees and those who are homeless, overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are eligible to register with a GP practice even if they have to pay for NHS services outside of the GP practice.
The patient MUST be registered on application unless the practice has reasonable grounds to decline. GP practices have limited grounds on which they can turn down an application and these are;
- If the commissioner has agreed that they can close their list to new patients.
- If the patient lives outside the practice boundary