Apply to Register as a New Patient
We are delighted that you are thinking of applying to join the list of registered patients at this practice.
Please consider carefully with the information on this page, throughout our website, in our practice leaflet and from other local residents whether you feel this practice will suit your needs.
If you are certain we are the right fit for you, all we ask is that you complete our application form on the right or if you prefer you can call us on 01484 500977 to obtain a printed copy to complete by hand. Once your application has been received, we will process and aim to confirm within 14 days whether or not your application has been successful.
If children under the age of 16 are applying we will need to confirm who has parental responsibility.
All our patients will have an Accountable GP assigned to them. At this practice we also use the term “Usual GP” for this role. This will not prevent you seeing any other doctor or healthcare professional but your Accountable GP is responsible for your overall care. On joining the practice we will advise you who your accountable GP is. If you have a specific preference for another doctor to be your Accountable GP please call our New Patient Advisor to discuss on 01484 959960. We will contact you to confirm the position before we register you at the practice.
If you have a medical condition which requires regular medication then we will organise for you to discuss this with your “usual GP”. There are some drugs which hospitals may ask the GP to prescribe which we at The Waterloo Practice do not prescribe. These medications will be discussed during your initial consultation.
If You Are Pregnant
Please ensure we are aware of your pregnancy so that arrangements can be made to register your new baby.
Please ensure that you register with a local dentist, we are unable to treat dental problems.
If you have any concerns regarding the services offered by The Waterloo Practice please bring them to the attention of our Practice Manager, Mrs B A Collinge.
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 us on 01484 500977. 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.
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