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A very warm welcome from The Family Practice

If you have recently moved into the practice area please register as soon as possible to enable your medical records to be transferred.

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Live within boundary area?

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area. 

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When you register at the surgery we ask you to complete a form with some basic medical information as it takes some time for your full records to arrive. You may be asked to make an appointment if you have particular medical problems or medication that we would like to discuss further with you. We reserve the right to decline applications to join the practice.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) alert - To limit footfall into the practice all registration forms must be submitted online until further notice. Please use the link below to send us an electronic registration form. Please do not come into the surgery to register.

Please do not submit applications to multiple practices at the same time, as this causes uneccessary delays to processing registrations.


*All registration applications must be submitted with your NHS number, applications submitted without NHS number may be rejected.  If you are unsure whether you have this, please refer to this guidance.

If you have any queries about the registration process, please do not hesitate to phone the practice and speak to a member of the Reception Team, who will be happy to help you.

If you would like more details about local GP practices, or have any particular concerns about finding a new doctor, go to NHS Choices at or call NHS England Customer Care Centre on 0300 311 2233

We reserve the right not to register patients if we are not satisfied with the identification process or eligibility for NHS care.

Out of Area Registrations

If you are a currently registered patient moving outside the practice catchment area, it is now possible to apply to re-register with us as an 'out of area' patient. You would still be able to access most services by our practice but not home visits by a clinician from this practice.

Please see the page below for further information and how to apply.


Change of Personal Details

It is very important that we have up to date contact details for all our patients. If your details change please complete our online form



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.

A Patient Guide to GP Services


Temporary Registration

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.

Download our Temporary Resident Registration Form


Non English Speakers

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:

england English Urdu Urdu
albania Albanian india Hindi
egypt Arabic lithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarian poland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese) portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin) spain Spanish
russia Russian French French
Turkish Turkish Punjabi Punjabi
Gujerati Gujerati Somali Somali
Croatian Croatian Bengali Bengali
Iran Farsi