If you would like to join the practice you should ideally bring proof of address (Utility Bill etc) and your NHS (National Health Service) number with you when you come to register.
You will then be given a registration form and Patient Questionnaire to complete. After this is returned to the practice you will be given an appointment to see the Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse for a New Patient Health Check, this would complete the registration process.
As a patient, you have the right to express preference as to which GP you wish to see. However, if you require an appointment and your preferred GP is not available, you will be offered an appointment with another doctor. If you still wish to see your preferred GP you may have to wait longer.
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
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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