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Looking to register with us? That's great news! Our patient list is open and we ensure that the registration process is simple, fast and efficient. You can register with us by obtaining a new patient registration pack from our helpful reception team, or you can register online by clicking here. If you choose to register online, you will need to sign your registration form when you are next in the practice.
In order to complete your registration, you will need to attend the surgery for a New Patient Health Check.
Those registering will then be attached to North Park Medical Centre, where most appointments will take place. Patients can pre-book appointments and we also offer same-day appointments as well.
Who can register for free primary care services?
Nationality is not relevant in giving people entitlement to register as NHS patients for primary care services. Anyone who is in the UK may receive NHS primary medical services at a GP practice. There is no set length of time that a patient must reside in the UK in order to become eligible to receive NHS primary care services.
A patient does not need to be “ordinarily resident” in the UK to be eligible for NHS primary care – this only applies to secondary care. The length of time that a patient is intending to reside in an area in the UK dictates whether a patient is registered as a temporary  or permanent patient.  Patients are offered the option of registering as a temporary resident if they are resident in the practice area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months - this includes asylum seekers and refugees, overseas visitors, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless. Practices can only refuse an application to join their list if the practice has “reasonable grounds for doing so that do not relate to the applicant’s race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition”.  
Reasonable grounds include:
  • Patient not living within the practice’s defined practice boundary
  • Patient previously removed from the list following the breakdown of the GP/patient relationship
Overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are also eligible to register with a GP practice even if those visitors are not eligible for secondary care services. Patients should be offered the option of registering as a temporary resident if they are resident in the practice area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months (or immediately necessary if clinically appropriate).
Immediately necessary treatment
We are also under a duty to provide emergency or immediately necessary treatment where clinically necessary irrespective of nationality or immigration status. They are also required to provide 14 days of further cover following provision of immediate and necessary treatment.
When registering children (under the age of 16), please note that we require the sight of child's birth certificate and the Red Book (or equivalent). If a child is adopted, we will need to see the adoption documents and if a visiting child is staying with the relatives, we will need to see documents from the parents giving authority to the relative(s).
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