Register as a New Patient
If you have recently moved into the area covered by either of the Cornerways surgeries and you would like to register for NHS services please call into one of our premises and speak to our Reception Staff who will be pleased to help you. If it would be helpful you can print off the forms needed below - please ensure you complete both the registration form and the questionnaire.
What you will need to bring
It would be helpful to bring your Medical Card and be prepared to provide full details of your home address. We will provide you with a simple application form that you will need to complete and submit to enable us to make a provisional registration on our Clinical System.
If you are aged 18+ you must produce a utilities bill AND passport or driving licence (photo) as proof of residence.
If a family is registering, only the parents need supply these details.
We cannot register patients without these details.
Choice of GP
All new patients will be registered with the Cornerways Medical Centre and you will be entitled to express a preference for the General Practitioner of your choice. We have both Male and Female Practitioners. We will endeavour to facilitate your consultation with the Practitioner of your choice. However, there will be times when we are not able to accommodate your request. In these circumstances we hope that you will be prepared to meet with one or another of our fully qualified and experienced Clinical Team, all of whom will have access to your Medical Record and be able to discuss and resolve issues raised during your consultation with them.
What happens next?
We will forward important information to our local Primary Care Organisation that will ensure that your Medical Records are transferred from your previous GP to us.
It can take between four and eight weeks for your Medical Records to be transferred.
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.
To download a temporary registration form please click HERE
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.
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