Register as New Patient
The Practice will accept patients moving into the area of Ecclesfield, Chapeltown and Thorpe Hesley, who do not have the services of a local GP.
Please ask at reception for details of the practice boundary before registering or enter your postcodee opposite to check if you are in our catchment area.
If we are unable to register you with the practice you will be given a clear explanation.
Along with your completed registration pack it would be helpful for us if you could bring your passport or driving licence to confirm your identity and a current utility bill to confirm your home address.
If you are unable to provide these, your registration at the Practice is still possible.
Once registered you will be allocated a named GP and invited to contact us the following working day to arrange a new patient check with the Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant. Please bring along a urine sample (sample bottles are available at reception).
The New Patient Check
- Check your height and weight
- Test urine for protein and sugar
- Measure your blood pressure
- Smoking status
- Record details about family history
Please note that each family member will require a separate appointment and that under 5's do not need a new patient check
If you move from within the practice boundary you will be asked to register with another GP. If you are unsure how to find another doctor our reception staff will provide you with details.
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. 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.
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.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
The surgery provides disabled parking bays which are clearly marked, has ramps to enable wheelchair users to access the site easily and disabled toilet facilities. Should your disability make it difficult to attend surgery you are able to request a home visit.