Registering with Us
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
All patients registered at Penkridge Medical Practice have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. This does not mean you can only see this GP. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.
New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.
Practice Catchment Area
How to Register as a Patient
If you live in our practice catchment area (see above) you can join our list. If you are registering your new baby please see next section.
To register please visit the surgery with the following information:
- Your Medical Card OR, if you do not have a Medical Card please complete a GMS 1 form (this can be downloaded from the Registration Forms section of this page, or ask patient services for a paper copy)
- 1 x Photo identification (eg Passport or Driving Licence)
- 1 x Utility bill or bank statement sent to your current address, which you have received within the last three months.
New Registrations Health Check
A member of our Patient Services Team will make you an appointment with our Senior Health Care Assistant who will ask you one or two details about your past health and present life style. This will benefit both the practice and yourself as it can take some time for your notes to be received from your former GP. We try to book these appointments when our Practice Pharmacist is also available. This way, if you are on repeat medication, this can all be sorted at the same time.
How to Register your New Baby
You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please complete a GMS1 Registration Form and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.
The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify patient services as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.
The form can be downloaded from the Registration Forms section of this page, or ask at the reception desk for paper copies.
The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.
To register you will need to bring your passport and complete our Temporary Resident Registration form which is available from reception, or can be downloaded from the 'Registration Forms' section on this page.
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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