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I want to complete a registration form

Click here to complete our New Patient Registration Form GMS1, and our Health Questionnaire
GMS1

I want to complete a Temporary registration form

Click here to download our Temporary Patient Form
GMS3/99

Is it an Emergency?

Always call 999 for an emergency situation

Call 999

If you are in any doubt, suffering chest pains or serious risk to life, then call 999 immediately. Do not wait to ask the surgery or send emails or contacts through this portal.

I have a general admin query

Use this form for change of address, travel vaccinations and other general enquires

Please DO NOT use this form for medical enquiries or items of a clinical nature.

Non NHS Fees and Charges

With certain limited exceptions such as a GP confirming that a patient is not fit for jury service GP’s DO NOT have to carry out non-NHS work. Many GP’s however will always attempt to assist their patients and carry out this work.

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of patients. GP’s have an ever increasing workload of forms which must be prioritised against offering appointments. Except for rare emergency forms, it takes on an average four weeks for the forms to be completed.

When a GP signs a certificate, completes a report or writes a letter it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register (which allows them to practice as a doctor) that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms the doctor may have to check a patient’s entire medical record.

The BMA suggest fees that may be charged in certain circumstances.

However these are intended for guidance only. Doctors are not obliged to charge the rates suggested by the BMA and the fee levels will generally reflect the amount of work and time involved.

To allow the practice to plan the GP’s time 4 weeks’ notice is required although many are completed within this time. Where a patient has an urgent request this should be explained to the receptionist who will note the request however it is not always possible for other more clinically urgent work to be delayed.

I would like to register for the NHS App

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