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We Are Currently Not Accepting New Patients
We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the registration of new patients wishing to register with the practice.
Patient safety is of paramount importance and we believe, currently, that additional patients would jeopardise our ability to provide safe care for our registered patients, or to carry out our contractual obligations to meet our patients’ core clinical needs.
If you require assistance with registering with a GP , please either come into the practice and collect a GP Allocation Application form or download a copy from the link below.
The completed forms then need to be sent via email to email@example.com or via post to:
Primary Care Team,
Coastal West Sussex CCG,
1 The Causeway,
This will not include first-degree relatives in the same household of patients currently registered with the practice, or newborn babies of registered mothers.
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.
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.
Registrations Suspended - Registration Pack unavailable
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
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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: