Register as New Patient
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are available from reception or complete the NHS online registration https://gp-registration.nhs.uk/C88025
If you have ID and proof of address it is helpful if you can show this when you register with us.
If you don’t have any ID you can still register with us.
If you do not have a fixed address you can use any address where post could reach you, such as a friend, church, mosque or community centre.
If you do not have any address to use please let us know. We will still be able to register you and can use the GP surgery address for you.
You do not need to prove your immigration status and we won’t ask for immigration documents.
Please inform the receptionists if you have any long standing medical problems and they will arrange for you to see a doctor if appropriate. It may take time to obtain your medical records but you will still be able to see a doctor.
If you are on repeat prescription and require a prescription before we receive your records it would be helpful if you presented the list last prescribed by your previous GP.
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 or download the form online. https://www.gowerplacepractice.nhs.uk/regforms/GMS3.pdf
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: