Register as New Patient
To register we ask that you come into the practice in person and our reception staff will be happy to help you. If you have an NHS card it is helpful if you can bring this along but it is not essential. We do need to know the name and address of your last GP so that we can request your medical records. You will need proof of your home address (Bill/Bank statement issued within the last 3 months) which must be within our catchment area and also some ID (Passport, Drivers Licence etc.).
To register your baby please come into reception and one of our reception staff will get you to complete the necessary forms.
We also ask that you do not arrive to register after 17:30 to allow time for the registration process to be completed.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
Please note: Registrations take minimum 48 Hours to process.
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Our catchment area is all post codes beginning with EC with the exception of EC1N and Camden.
Our catchment area also covers Hackney and a very small part of Islington. We accept patients from EC1A, EC1M, EC2M EC2N, EC2R, EC2V, EC2Y, EC3 AND EC4 although not all the streets within these post codes fall within our practice area, so please check with our receptionists.
The practice does not cover EC1N postcode unfortunately.
Moving Away From Our Catchment Area?
It is the patient’s responsibility to inform their GP practice that they have moved addresses.
Patients who move out of the practice catchment area, will unfortunately have to register with a GP practice near to their new home.
Once a patient has informed us that they have moved out of the area, we will notify the Health Authority of our decision to remove the patient from our patient list in 30 days’ time.
However in the meantime patients are still entitled to emergency treatment, or the continuation of treatment which is occurring more than once a week, until they are accepted by another GP.
If you are not sure where to find another GP you can look on NHS Choices which will tell you the surgeries in your area. Find a GP
From April 2014, all practices are required to provide with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that they provide them.
The named GP will work with other relevant health and care professionals to ensure that patients care packages meet individual needs.
Named GP details are informed at the time of registration.
Patients will be allocated their named GP within a month of registering with the practice. However, you can still see the GP of your choice, whenever you need to see a doctor. You don't have to see your named accountable GP if you prefer not to.
Please ask at reception if you would like to change your Named GP.
Accessible Information for All
The Accessible Information Standard is a new law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand.
The accessible Information Standard tells NHS and adult social care organisations they must make sure people get information in different formats such as: easy read, braille, advocate. British Sign Language (BSL), large print or email.
Please inform a member of staff if you have any communication support needs. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you.
You can find more information about the Accessible Information Standard on the NHS England website: NHS ENGLAND ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION
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.
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