To register, you will need to bring your medical card to the surgery. The receptionists will then ask you to complete a GMS1 form and your medical card will be handed back to you, as the Health Authority is no longer issuing new cards.
As part of our registration process, we ask all patients for evidence of their identity for access to NHS medical services. All patients are requested to produce two proofs of identification, at least one of which should be photographic. The following are acceptable as proof of identification:- birth certificate, marriage certificate, medical card, driving licence, passport, local authority rent card, recently paid utility bill, recent bank statement, national insurance card, or any other such legal documentation as is required to ascertain your eligibility.
New patients will be asked to complete a personal health questionnaire. If you have a complicated medical history or take regular medication, please make an appointment with a doctor.
Visitors/holidaymakers are registered as temporary residents; relevant paperwork can be obtained at reception.
Patients are registered with the practice rather than an individual doctor. However, you can still ask to be seen or treated by a particular GP for continuity of care, or for a particular condition, or another GP who specialises in that area.
Choice of GP cannot be absolute; it also depends on availability, appropriateness and reasonableness. You may have to wait longer to see your preferred GP.