Those wishing to register with the practice should collect a new patient pre-registration form from the surgery; this should be completed and returned. This form will then be reviewed and, if the pre-registration is acceptable, you will then be asked to either leave your medical card - duly completed - or complete a registration form. You are then registered with the practice. You will be required to attend the surgery to see the nurse for a new patient registration check. At this time you should furnish the practice with as much information as possible about your past and present medical history ie operations, ongoing problems, immunisations/vaccinations, allergies etc.
All new patients are invited to make an appointment for a consultation to enable the practice to obtain such information which may help the doctors and nurses to offer specific patient-centred care.
When registering with the practice patients do have the right to express a preference to see a particular doctor and, whenever possible, the practice will accommodate these wishes. However, circumstances such as emergency appointments, holidays etc sometimes prevent this. Patients are assured however that they are still free to make appointments with either doctor.