Register as a New Patient
We welcome requests for registration from patients moving into the practice area. If you move out of the area, we regret that you must register with another practice as soon as possible.
You can register by presenting your medical card or completing a GMS1 form and health questionnaire available from reception.
You can also complete on-line versions of these forms below. You will, however, need to visit the surgery to complete the registration process. Please bring proof of your address (e.g. a utility bill) when visiting the surgery to complete your registration.
You may need to attend an appointment to see the Practice Nurse or Doctor.
All patients registered at Hartshill Medical Centre have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.
New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.
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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