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New Patient Registration
We can only accept new patients who live in our practice area (see map below). If you move address outside of this area we will ask you to re-register with another practice.
If you want to join the practice please come in to reception and ask for a registration pack. Complete a registration form and a patient questionnaire and answer all questions and hand the completed form plus the two forms of identification into reception with your medical card if you have it. You will then be booked a new patient appointment for us to verify the information with NHS England. The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from the previous practice. Once you have been accepted your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will sent to your home address.
In line with our contractual requirements all of our patients, are allocated a named and accountable GP.
Question and Answers:
What Does Accountable Mean:
Your named accountable GP will oversee the co-ordination of your care amongst the other health professionals.
Does this mean that my named accountable GP will take 24hr responsibility for my care:
No, the named accountable GP will not take on 24hr responsibility for your care, your named GP will purely oversee the care that you receive.
Does this mean that I have the right to see my named GP every time I book an appointment:
No, a patient can express who they would like to see, however, this may not always be possible due to appointment availability with that GP.
Can patients still see any GP they wish:
Yes, a patient can continue to see any GP in their practice
Will I be informed in writing who my accountable named GP is:
No, your practice does not have to inform you in writing. If you would like to know who your named GP is then please contact the practice.
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.
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St Andrew's Medical Centre
30 Russell Street
Tel: 0161 707 5500
Fax: 0161 787 9159