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Patient Registering

Practice Catchment Area

The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked. Click on the map and enter your postcode to check if you live within our catchment area.

If you are unsure, you can also contact reception to confirm. 

If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. See our change of details page for further information. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to reregister with a more local practice.

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How to Register as a Patient

If you live in our practice catchment area you can join our list. If you are registering your new baby please next section.

To register please visit the surgery with the following completed forms and information:

  1. General Medical Services (GMS1) Registration Form
  2. Adult New Patient Registration Form OR Child and Young Person New Patient Registration Form
  3. Consent Form for someone else to access a patients' medical record (If applicable)
  4. Proof of Identification (ID) (for example a passport, driving licence or medical card [you may be asked for two forms of Identification])
  5. Proof of Address (for example utility bill or bank or credit card statement from the last four months, current tenancy agreement, government agency letter, higher education letter or a letter from a recognised employer).

The General Medical Services (GMS1) and New Patient Forms are also available by visiting the surgery and ask reception for a paper copy.

Routine Check Up

All new patients are offered a routine check up on joining the practice and this service is also offered to all patients between 16 and 75 years of age who have not seen a Doctor in the past 3 years. An annual check up is also offered to all patients over 74 years of age.

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How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please dowload and complete a General Medical Services (GMS1) Registration Form (also available from reception) and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post natal check. This is a 20 minute appointment, 10 minutes for the baby check and 10 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

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Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.

To register you will need to bring your passport and complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (which is available from reception).

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Accountable Named GP for All Patients

All patients registered at the The Meadows Surgery have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.