JOINING THE GOOD PRACTICE
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
All patients registered at the surgery have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
You do not need to live within our catchment area to register as a patient with us
How to register
We welcome new patients, both adults and children, who live outside our catchment area. We are aware that many people live outside our official boundary but work locally or have children who go to school near the surgery and would like the convenience of seeing a GP during the day or at one of our evening surgeries.
You are very welcome to register as a regular patient with The Good Practice. Please fill out our GMS1 Form online or pop in to the surgery in person.
The Good Practice will review your completed registration form and will to provide home visits when and where appropriate and practical. However if the travel distance to your home is too long to justify regular home visits then we will accept you as a patient without home visits, (If it is clinically appropriate and practical for you).
We will endeavour to accept all new patients where possible and of course all our patients – both local and those living further away – will receive the same high standard of care and treatment.
What you need to bring in to register:
- GMS 1 form
- Photographic ID – (passport or driving licence)
- Personal Child Health Record (Red Book – For children under 5 years old)
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.
Please click here to get directions.
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: