Register as a New Patient
If you live within our Practice area you may register at reception by filling in a form and providing two forms of ID including proof of address.
We are no longer registering patients from West Sussex - in order to maintain our high standards of care for our patients we have chosen not to register patients outside of our current boundaries.
If you are accepted you will be asked to attend a registration appointment with a doctor or nurse.
More information about how to register with a GP can be found on the following website:
Change of Personal Details
Please notify the practice as soon as you can of any change of address or telephone number, so that your records can be kept up to date to ensure that reminders for blood tests, health checks, smears etc. go to your correct address. It is also important that we have your correct address and telephone number should the doctor need to make a home visit.
If you move out of the practice area the doctors can no longer be responsible for your health needs. We therefore advise you to register with a surgery in the area you live as soon as possible. Please ask at reception for further details.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.
These 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 issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: