We are delighted to welcome new NHS patients to our Practice. New patients that live within our practice boundary will be registered with the practice. You will be asked to fill in a number of documents and a GMS 1 form.
You can download and complete these documents below.
Every GP practice has a specific registration area and our area map is displayed below. We will happily register any patient who lives in this area, please note you may be asked for proof of address. If you move, but remain in our practice area we can continue to be your GP, please let reception know of your new contact details.
PLEASE NOTE: if you move outside of the practice boundary you will be asked to register with another surgery that covers your new address.
You will also need to provide the following forms of ID to complete your registration:
1. NHS Number
2. Proof of current UK address (one of the following):
3. Photographic ID (i.e. Photocard Driving Licence or Passport)
Please ensure you bring the original documents; photocopies will not be accepted
Westcourt Medical Centre provide all patients with a named "usual GP" who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. We encourage patients to try and see their usual GP where possible, particularly for ongoing problems.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore the "registering GP" rotates from week to week based on each GP's list size. We try to keep families under the same usual GP where possible, so new babies will be registered with their mother's usual GP.
If you wish to be told the name of your usual GP, please ask the reception team when you are next in the surgery.
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us on: 01903 777000
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The following 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 topics such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register with a GP practice and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: