Visiting the area and need a doctor?
If you are visiting the area and need to see a doctor in the practice please complete and sign a Form GMS3/99 (PDF) (Temporary Services) and bring it in to reception.
Summary Care Record
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.
Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.
As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.
For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.
For further information, please visit NHS Digital - Summary Care Records
If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery
Alternative Registration Methods
Patients wishing to register must live within our practice area (view map).
Please call into the surgery to complete and sign the appropriate registration forms. Alternatively you may prefer to download the following forms to complete and sign at home before bringing them into the practice.
- Form GMS1 (PDF) (one to be completed for every person registering at the practice) plus
- Over 16 New Patient Questionnaire (PDF) (for every adult)
- Under 16 New Patient Questionnaire (PDF) (for every child)
- Text Message & Email Consent Form (PDF) (for all patients)
- Patient Consent Form (PDF) (for patients aged 12 and over)
When attending the practice please also bring with you proof of identification e.g. passport or driving licence and a copy of a utility bill.