New Patient Registration
If you live in the practice area and wish to register with the surgery, please call in at reception to pick up the necessary forms. For guidance, the area includes Lepton, some parts of Grange Moor and Highburton, Fenay Bridge, Lascelles Hall, Kirkheaton, Gawthorpe Green, Houses Hill, Upper Hopton and Upper Heaton. If you are in any doubt please contact the surgery to check you are within our catchment area.
Patients are registered with the practice and not an individual GP but you can at any time express a preference for a particular doctor and we will do our best to respect your choice.
Non-urgent advice: Notice
Please note however that not all the doctors in the practice provide all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
In order to register please come to the surgery to pick up the relevant forms. You will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. It will greatly speed up the registration process if you could return the completed forms to the surgery at your earliest convenience and prior to making an appointment.
Important – In order to register you with the surgery we need to see some proof of your address (utility bill, bank statement, Council Tax bill etc.) as well as photo ID (passport, driving licence etc.)
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 have been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages.
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.