Register with the practice

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Thank you for choosing to register with Church Lane Surgery.

Here you will find a Primary Care Team involving Doctors, Practice Nurses, District Nurses and Health Visitors. Please read this introduction carefully and return all completed forms as soon as possible.

Registration Form

Please fill out the purple NHS registration form (GMS1) with all your details including a contact telephone number so we can register you on our computer system. It would be appreciated if you could allow us 24 hours to process your registration. Your NHS number can be obtained from your previous doctors or can be found on any correspondence you have had from the Hospital.

The registration form is available from reception at the practice or you can download it here. When you come in to collect the registration form the receptionist will also give you a welcome pack which will include; an electronic patient record and information sharing form, a summary care record form and a new patient medical questionnaire form along with a specimen bottle.

We request that all new patients bring a proof of identity along with their completed registration form. Acceptable identification are; Driving Licence, Passport or Birth Certificate.

New Patient Registrations

The practice is computerised. Patients who register with the practice will have their personal and clinical details recorded on the computer system. All new patients will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire about their health, past medical history, family history, address and telephone details. We ask that patients keep the practice informed of any change in these details as they occur.

All patients will be allocated a named GP who is responsible for the Patient's overall care. Although you will have a named GP, you can still make appointments with any of our doctors. If you wish you can also ask to change your named GP and we aim to accommodate this request wherever possible.

New Patient Medical Health Check

All new patients are asked to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to carry out a basic health check. This will take approximately 20 minutes. Please bring to this appointment your completed medical questionnaire and a sample of your urine (in the specimen bottle provided). At this appointment your height, weight, blood pressure etc. will be checked.

This basic medical information is important to your new doctor as until we receive your medical records from your previous surgery we know nothing about you; so it is essential to have your help with this information to ensure best possible care.

The new patient check is available for all patients five years of age and over. Children under five will be welcomed at our regular children's clinic - please complete the additional form for under-five's.

Your First Appointment with the Doctor

If you have on-going medical problems which will need to be discussed with your new doctor, please ask the receptionist to book you a double appointment for the first time that you see the doctor. This is very important for both you and your doctor.

Repeat Medications

If you are on medications from your previous doctor please make an appointment to see or speak to a doctor here at least two weeks before your current supply runs out.

Online Services

You can order your repeat prescription(s), book routine appointments, change your address, complete questionnaires online, view your summary care record and access your detailed coded data within your medical record. If you would like to use this service, please complete and return to reception the relevant online booking consent form which is available from reception or via the Services / Online Services section on the website or Click here for Online Service application forms.

Please bring with you photo ID (e.g. Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of residency. When the form has been processed you will receive a user name and password so that you can book your appointments or request your repeat prescription by computer or through your smart phone app.

On how to use the online services and what levels of access are available to you, please click here for further information.

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