Register as New Patient
To register you will need to complete the following forms (GMS1 form and relevant questionnaire) and bring them into the practice. These can be downloaded from the menu opposite.
We require a form of photographic ID (passport, drivers license etc) and proof of address dated in the last 3 months such as a recent utility or council tax bill.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak we ask that you email or submit your forms online or leave them in the post box outside the practice. ID and proof of address will be verified once you have registered.
Once registered you can apply for online access which will allow you to book appointments online and also request any repeat prescriptions over the internet too.
What happens next?
You will be contacted by a member of our Quality and Performance team to confirm that you are registered with us. You will be asked to book a New Patient appointment. Any outstanding documents will be requested and you can hand this in to the Care Navigation team when you attend your appointment. Thank you for registering with our Practice! Welcome to Readesmoor, we look forward to seeing you!
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Patients with all aspects of disability are catered for at the Practice. The Practice has installed the following to assist patients falling into this category:
- A Hearing Loop situated at the reception desk. This is a mobile device and can if needs be used in the GP Consulting rooms.
- A lift in the main entrance area.
- Language Line – to assist with any language translation.
- Other language aids – where needed.
- Disabled access – directly from our West Street entrance.
Reasonable adjustments can be made in the practice for those patients requiring further assistance.
More details of Practice accessibility can be found by clicking here.