New Patients

Register as a New Patient

PHGH Doctors Welcome Letter 2022 (4).docx

Welcome new patients who live within our catchment area, please click on the map opposite to open a larger version to check if you are residing within our catchment area. 

Documentation Preferred.

Your NHS Medical Card

If you have a medical card with your NHS number on it, it would be extremely helpful to the registration process if you bring this to the surgery. The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from your previous practice. If you do not have a medical card, you will need to obtain your NHS number from your last GP before you are able to register.

Photo ID

Either a passport or driving licence and proof of address, however failure to show these documents does not mean that you will not be registered.

Previous Doctors Details

If you have been registered with the NHS before, please bring with you your previous Doctors Name and Address, so that your medical records can be traced easily.


What Next?

Once you have been registered as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us, and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.

Please contact reception for further information.

Once you are registered you can access your medical records online-Order your Repeat Prescriptions-Book Appointments and much more.

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.

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:

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Disabled Access

Disabled access facilities are located on the ground floor to the building.