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FLU JAB - have you had yours?  If you are eligible, please book now. We have a flu clinic running on Thursday 6 December and other appointments available.  Book on-line or call Reception on 01420 84676.

CERVICAL SMEAR appointments

Smears are booked with our Well Woman-trained nurses, not GPs, so cannot currently be booked using the on-line service - you will need to telephone to make an appointment.  We are delighted to be able to offer these in some of our Improving Access clinics (between 6:30pm and 8pm and on some Saturdays, which we know is helpful. 

OUT-OF-HOURS NUMBER: 111

Do you have a medical concern but don't think a face-to-face consultation is necessary? Try eConsult - see home page.

ARE YOU A CARER?

If you spend time caring for a family member or somebody else - please let Reception know. See Information for Carers tab on the right for more info

Winter Newsletter - out now - see Latest News.

New Patient Registration

registrationWe are happy to welcome new patients to our practice. First check if you are in our area (see Practice Area tab).

To register with the practice, simply download the NHS Registration formNew Patient Registration Questionnaire and the Data Sharing information document that supports it, or visit the practice to request them.  Reception has a complete pack of information for new patients to help you get the best from the practice.  If you download the form to start your registration process, please ask for a New Patient Pack when you bring your form in.

Either bring your NHS Medical Card (FP4) with the lower half (new details) completed, or if you cannot find your card, or do not have one, we can give you a registration form (FP1) to complete.

Bring the completed form with you on your first visit to the practice, together with the Online medical questionnaire for new patients. We need your medical history because it can take time for your medical records to reach us from your previous surgery.

Please note that sending these forms electronically results in transmission of personal information across the Internet.  The NHS end of the link is secure, but relies on your service provider also, so we cannot guarantee that this transmission is secure.

You might find our Practice Booklet and Help us to help you leaflet of interest.

One member can complete the paperwork for the whole family. The form requires only simple information such as previous address, new address, previous doctor, date of birth. 

We register everyone with the practice and then assign you to a 'usual doctor'. He or she will try to see you each time you come and will be responsible for any paperwork, prescriptions or certificates you might need.  Seeing your usual doctor will enable you to build up an understanding with him or her, but it may not always be possible due to working patterns, training, annual leave and other clinical commitments.  If you need an appointment urgently you may be invited to speak to the Duty doctor or nurse, or for more routine matters if your usual GP is away, another doctor in the practice.

Once registered, you will be invited to come in for a new patient consultation which helps us to get to know one another and assists the practice before your notes reach us from your previous practice. At the consultation we will review your past medical history, family medical history, height, weight and blood pressure and discuss with you any current health needs or concerns. The process is usually started by an appointment with one of our healthcare assistants, but if you have complex medical issues or require repeat medication you will be invited to see your doctor.

How we manage and use your medical information is vitally important.  We are governed by strict regulations. You have a right to see the information we hold on you and can request that information is not shared with other healthcare providers without your consent.  You can read about this here: Medical information management - fair processing

 
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