Join the practice


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.


To register you will need to visit the practice to complete the following:

  • NHS form GMS1 - can be completed in advance by downloading from the box below
  • New Patient Health Check – much of this can be completed in advance by downloading the questionnaire below and visiting reception to check your weight, height and blood pressure.
  • Photo ID and a separate verification of where you currently live (Utility bill or bank statement etc.)

NHS form GMS1

Registration Questionnaire

Please do not email these forms to us. Please print it off and bring it with you as we require you to attend in person to register.

In the event that you are a foreign national, we will also ask to see your passport and visa to ascertain whether you will be eligible for free NHS Care.

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

Please note that unfortunately, we are unable to offer a GP appointment upon the day of registration. You will be offered the next available routine appointment.


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