New Patients

Register as New Patient

We are happy to accept new patients to our practice list who live within our practice area. 

All new applicants wishing to join the list aged 14 years and over are invited to have a health check with the Practice Nurse to discuss service requirements. The reception staff will make arrangements for this appointment.

Children of 13 years of age or under will be registered as their parent/guardian places their application. Although patients are registered with the “Practice” and not an individual doctor they can request a preferred doctor when registering. When registering, you will be asked if you have a preference for a particular doctor who might then become known as your usual doctor.

All our new patients are invited to attend a consultation to discuss their health needs. We would encourage all our new patients to arrange this at their earliest convenience.

To register please complete all 3 online registration forms or alternatively further down the page you have the option to print all 3 forms and post into the letterbox on the Wakefield Road entrance or send via Royal Mail. 

Click on the link below to download our welcome letter:

Welcome Letter.pdf

Print Versions of the Registration Forms

If you prefer you can print all 3 registration forms (links opposite) and once completed drop them into our letter box at the Wakefield Road entrance to the surgery or post via Royal Mail. 

We will contact you within three days of receiving your registration forms.

Please note: New Patient Registration Form - the whole of the first page must be completed. This includes the applicant's signature section highlighted and starred in yellow. If you are not ordinarily a resident in the UK you will also need to complete the bottom half of the second page.

 

Named Accountable GP

All GP Practices have been instructed by the current government to make sure their patients are aware that they have a Named Accountable GP.  

When you register at The Waterloo Practice you become a patient of the practice, registered with the practice and not an individual doctor. This means that you can see the GP of your choice and should that GP ever leave the practice you are not left without a doctor.

However, we have encouraged our patients to exercise continuity of care by identifying a "Usual Doctor" with whom they can build a relationship so that the doctor becomes familiar with their needs and is able to offer the most effective care. The usual doctor takes the lead responsibility for the co-ordination of services to the patient in exactly the way the Accountable GP must. If you wish to enquire as to who your usual / accountable GP is please enquire when you next have contact with the surgery.

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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The surgery and its facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users.