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Registering with Us


Practice Catchment Area

The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked. Click on the map and enter your postcode to check if you live within our catchment area.

If you are unsure, you can also contact reception to confirm.

If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. See our change of details page for further information. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to register with a more local practice.

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How to Register as a Patient

  1. Print off and complete the following forms for each person wishing to register. We will need you to fully complete and sign both forms before you can be registered. This will enable us to obtain your records from your previous surgery before you next need advice or treatment:

    Download a General Medical Services Patient Registration Form (GMS1)
    Download a New Patient Registration (Adult) Form
    Download a New Patient Registration (Child) Form
     
  2. Bring the fully completed and signed forms with you to the practice together with two forms of identification for each person. A photo ID such as your driving licence or Passport and a utility bill with your address on it are the common forms of identification used. There are other suitable forms of identification we accept as alternatives, please ask reception for details
  3. Do you care for someone who could not manage without you or are you someone that is cared for?
    If yes, please take a look at the resources on our Carer Information page.
  4. Additional Information:
    Abbey Meads Medical Group practice leaflet.

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How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please download and complete a General Medical Services (GMS1) Registration Form and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the postnatal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

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Change of Personal Details

If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. See our change of details page for further information. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to register with a more local practice.

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Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.

To register you will need to bring your passport plus download and complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (also available from reception).

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Accountable Named GP for All Patients

All patients registered at the Abbey Meads Medical Group have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.