JOIN THE PRACTICE
We are delighted to welcome new NHS patients to our Practice. You will be asked to fill in a number of documents and a GMS 1 form.
You can download these documents from the link below. Please contact the surgery for advice on how we are currently processing registration requests.
However, during the Covid-19 emergency we, like the rest of the NHS, are prioritising patient care. To minimise administrative work, all GP practices locally are requesting that you (and other members of your family) do not seek to re-register with another GP practice at this time. You should only ask to register with a new GP practice if:
- You, and your family, have physically moved to a new house and are now living in a new GP practice area;
- You have a new-born baby, or a newly adopted baby or child;
- You are a first degree relative of a currently registered patient who has returned to live with their family;
- You do not currently have a GP, and need to register with one.
If you have moved to a new house, but remain within your current GP's practice area, please do not re-register with us at the present time, even if you intend to do so in the future.
Please do not seek to register with a new GP practice unless one of these four reasons apply to you.
Do you live within our boundary area?
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):
- Full UK driving licence;
- Recent utility bill (less than 3 months old);
- Bank statement (less than 3 months old) – a copy will be taken, omitting your account details, and the original returned to you;
- Council Tax bill, payment book or exemption certificate (less than 12 months old);
- Council/Housing Association tenancy agreement. Private tenancy agreements are not accepted;
- Council rent book/card (showing a payment within past 12 months).
3. Photographic ID (i.e. Photocard Driving Licence or Passport)
Please ensure you bring the original documents; photocopies will not be accepted
Your Named GP
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
Please click here to get directions.
Non English Speakers
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:
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