Register as a patient

Find out how to register with the surgery.

Check if you are eligible

To join the surgery, you usually have to live within our practice boundary.

Contact the surgery if you’re not sure if you’re eligible.

If you are in the area for less than 3 months

If you are staying in the area for less than 3 months, you may be able to register as a temporary patient.

Contact the surgery to find out if you can register.

Before you fill in the form

Find your NHS Number

The registration form will ask you for your NHS number, which consists of 10 digits. You can find it on a prescription, an appointment letter, or using the Find your NHS number online service.

Ensure you have enough medication

You should ensure you have at least one month's supply of your medication. It can take around a month to transfer your records from your old GP practice. During this time, you may not be able to renew your prescriptions.


Information on accessing GP services when you are visiting the area:

Temporary residents

This applies to people such as second homeowners and returning students. They may register with our practice as a temporary resident for up to 3 months.

Immediate and necessary

Standard advice is for patients to contact their own GP first, even when here on holiday.

NHS communications will continue to deliver this message. However, local practices have a duty to provide care where clinically determined, i.e. where the patient has been deemed by their own practice as needing to be seen face to face.

Patients can receive care on this basis for up to 14 days. If the treatment (and their stay) is going to continue beyond 14 days you should register as a temporary resident. 

Using a paper form

You can join the practice by filling in a paper form.

You can either:

When you have completed the form, please send it to the surgery by email or drop it off at reception.

It’s helpful if you bring or include a copy of your ID. This could be:

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • HC2 certificate
  • rough sleepers’ identity badge
  • hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter

See surgery contact details

Find out more

For more information, read NHS advice on how to register at a GP practice.