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Register as New Patient
If you live within our catchment area, you are free to register with Spencer Street Surgery.
To register as a patient of the Practice, you may apply yourself or on behalf of any person unable to make such an application themselves.
You can register in person or online:
To register in person - bring along your signed medical card if you have it, or in the case of a new baby the form obtained upon baby’s birth. If you do not have either our reception staff will give you a registration form to complete. You can download the forms below.
To register online - please complete the following forms (dependant on your age) and send them along with a copy of your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are from overseas, please complete the "Supplementary Questions" on Page 2 of the above form. Further information to overseas visitors on accessing the NHS, where charges may apply, and what happens with the information they declare can be found at Guidance on NHS Treatment for Overseas Visitors.
We do ask all patients for proof of identification as you register with the Practice. The receptionists will ask you for two forms of ID, to include photo ID (passport/driving licence) and proof of address (eg: recent bank statement or utility bill). If you are unable to provide proof of identity then completion of the registration form is adequate and we will contact you if we encounter any problems with your registration on the NHS Spine.
If patients register with us with no fixed abode, they will be registered to the address of the Practice and if there are no contact numbers available for them, they will be required to attend the practice on a regular basis to collect any correspondence/results etc.
Once registered, you may see any of our doctors. You will be offered an appointment for a new patient health check.
If you have any information or communication needs, please let us know how best we can meet your needs.
Register for Online Services
To request access to online services, please use the following links:
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: