Register as a New Patient
if you wish to register at the practice you will be required to collect a registration pack.
Everyone over the age of 16 will be required to attend a new patient interview.
You will be required to bring in your NHS medical card (if you have one) and evidence of identity e.g driving licence, passport, official identity card, birth or marriage certificate and evidence of address i.e utility bill these documents must be dated within the last 3 months.
A new patient health check is part of the registration process and is carried out by our health Care Assistant. We request that you bring a urine sample to the appointment.
Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Chelveston, Newton Bromswold, Knuston, Caldecott .
Summary Care Record
This is a secure Electronic record of important information about your health and will only be available to health care professionals providing you with treatment in England and they will ask your permission before they look at this information. This means that if you have an accident or become ill, medical staff treating you will have access to important information about your health. The record will contain information about the medicine you take, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions you have had to any medicine. The surgery is supporting the Summary Care Record however you do have a choice and you can change your mind at any time:
Yes I would like a Summary Care Record - You dont have to do anything
No I dont want a Summary Care Record - Ask at reception for an opt out form when you register with us, you must fill it in and hand it back to the receptionist
For more information: www.northamptonshire.nhs.uk/scr or www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or phone 0300 123 3020
If you do nothing we will assume you are happy with these changes and create a Summary Care Record for you. Children under 16 will automatically have a Summary Care Record created for them unless a parent or guardian opts out on their behalf.
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.
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