Register with us as a New Patient
Live Within Our Boundary Area?
We welcome new patients to the surgery who reside within the catchment area. You can check if you are within our catchment area by entering your postcode below.
New Patient Registration
To register with Gloucester Road Medical Centre, you will need to fill in a New Patient Registration Form.
We will ask for your details including:
1. Full name
2. Date of Birth
3. Address (including postcode)
4. Current/Previous GP to assist in the prompt transfer of your medical records or the date you entered the UK if you have not previously been registered with a GP.
We will ask you for photo ID and proof of current address to confirm these details. These can be shown to staff at the reception desk or electronic copies sent via our Patient Registration Form.
For all children under the age of 16, we will request a Declaration of Parental Responsibility form is completed.
We will NOT ask you for proof of your immigration status and there is no obligation to fill out the supplementary questions section about residency status on the registration form.
We ask you for the above information so that we can identify your medical records on the central NHS database. This means we can quickly and safely see your medical and prescribing history so that we can do things like issue new prescriptions without delay. Without this information we risk duplicating prescriptions or missing important safety information.
If you do not have ID or proof of address, and you live in our practice area, you can still register with us. If you don’t have these documents, are worried about giving us your address or struggle to provide an address because you are homeless, please ask to speak to a member of our reception staff and we can work out an alternative with you.
Your personal information is confidential and safe with us.
Out of Area Registration
Please note: We are currently unable to accept new Out of Area Registrations, due to being over-subscribed. This will be reviewed ongoing and we hope to reopen these registrations in the future.
If you are out of our area but would still like to register with us, for example because you work locally, please apply in writing via the Out of Area Registration Policy and Form.
Non-UK Citizens Registration
Everyone living in the UK is entitled to register and consult with a GP for free. For more information about entitlement and how to register with a GP please click here.
Non-UK citizens will need to prove their entitlement to NHS care if they are referred to certain secondary care services e.g. care in hospitals. Individuals who are not ordinarily resident in the UK may be required to pay for secondary care when they are in England. However, some services and some individuals are exempt from payment.
The following NHS treatment is available to anyone:
- Treatment in an emergency (but not follow up treatment)
- Treatment of certain infectious diseases
- Compulsory psychiatric treatment
For more information on who may be charged for secondary care services please click here.
Named Accountable GP
Every patient registered at the practice has a named GP who is responsible for the patient's overall care. However, this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.
At the time of registration you will be / will have been allocated a GP. If you have a preference for who you would like to be registered with, we will make every effort to accommodate you.
If you are already registered with the practice you will already have a named GP. Should you wish to be informed or reminded of your named GP please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to change to another GP please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your preference.
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