All patients registered at practice 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.
New patients (over the age of 5yrs) will be invited to attend a routine health check even though they may not have a current medical problem. Our healthcare assistants carry out most new patient screening medicals, health checks such as blood pressure, urine testing, weight and smoking cessation advice, HIV testing is now carried out at the new patient screening medical. Children under the age of 5yrs are seen by the Health Visitors. When you are fully registered the Health Authority will send you a new NHS medical card, (not the surgery)
Please call at the practice on any day we are open but at least half an hour before we close. We will ask you to provide documents etc..
A wide range of documents are acceptable, including some for people who have no settled address. The most common are shown below.
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: