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New Patients Registration
The doctors welcome new patients. As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to attend an initial assessment appointment with one of our nurses.
If you wish to pre-register click on the links below to open the forms. When you have completed all of the details, click on the “Submit” button to mail your forms to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct and to provide proof of your address.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Blackfriars Medical Practice is a 'Safe Surgery' which means Everyone in the UK has the right to free care from a GP. If you don’t have proof of ID or address, you can still register. Immigration status or nationality don’t matter -reception won’t ask for immigration documents and won’t share your information with the Home Office unless serious crime is involved.
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.
Non English Speakers
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: