We welcome all new registrations from within our catchment area. You will need to complete a registration form via our online portal and provide photographic ID and address ID to the reception staff.
Register as New Patient
To register as a patient at Abbotswood Medical Centre, please fill in our online application form by clicking the “register now” button above or call in to collect a new patient registration pack. In order to register at the practice, you need to be within our practice area (click on the map opposite to download) and have proof of address that you currently live within this area. If filling in via a pen, please bring two forms of ID at least one of which must be a photo ID and one to show proof of address. We request ID upon registration for as a standard for security reasons though we are obliged to accept registrations for patients who cannot provide ID or proof of address.
All new patients are allocated a Named GP upon registration. This is an administrative task only and does not affect your choice of clinician within the surgery.
When you have registered as a new patient, we will arrange for your medical records to be transferred to the surgery from your previous surgery. Please be aware that the transportation of paper records can take a couple of weeks and this is beyond our control.
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 a sizeable patient car park in which there are designated disabled bays and adult/child parking spaces. Access to the surgery is via steps or ramp to the main front door. If you require assistance with the doors leading into the reception area please press the bell and a member of the reception team will aid you. Upon leaving, if you require assistance please press the reception bell at the front desk. We have designated disabled waiting seat near the front reception desk.
The reception area, patient waiting room and all clinical rooms are located on the ground floor providing suitable access for disabled patients. Please let a member of the reception team know if you require any kind of assistance whilst in the surgery and we will be happy to help.