New Patient Registration
If you are new to the area and would like to join the practice, you can simply ask at reception. It would help to have your medical card, but it is not necessary. You will be given forms to fill in and sign.
Your medical records from your previous GP will follow in due course.
If you are not a UK citizen your passport is required for proof of identity.
It is our intent to use GP2GP, to enable us to transfer information from your medical record to other medical providers e.g. doctors and hospitals electronically.
School Lane Surgery covers the following areas :
Please contact the Surgery if you have any queries.
Out of Area Registration
New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list. GP practices have always had the ability to accept patients who live outside their practice area. Regardless of distance from the practice, the practice would still provide a home visit if clinically necessary.
The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits. Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices, meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.
If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case.
This new arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England. For further information visit the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk)
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Please use link below to access our full Practice Booklet.