Anybody in England, whether a resident or overseas visitor, may access primary care services at a GP practice without charge, however you must live within our Practice Boundary to register with our Practice.
No documents are required to register with a GP; however, to facilitate the registration process we would request that two forms of identification are produced. If possible, one should ideally be photographic, and one must contain your address.
These documents helps to ensure the correct matching of your details to any existing NHS record, enabling previous medical records to transfer smoothly between practices. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.
Types of acceptable photographic evidence:
- Driving Licence
- Official ID card from Public Services body
- Student matriculation card (current year)
Other documents for proof of residency that are acceptable are:
- Recent utility bill (within last 3 months)
- Council Tax document
- Television Licence
- Payslips (within last two months)
- Rent book/agreement (Public Body or Private Landlord)
- Bank Statement (Name and address section only required)
- Solicitors Letter (Clearly showing name and address)
If unable to provide photographic evidence then we would request you provide one of the above and one of the following:
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- Divorce Annulment Papers
If you are unable to provide any documentation, then we may still register you. However, we may need to contact our registration department first to verify your information with them, and ensure your medical records are not delayed in being transferred to the Practice.
You can take photographs of these documents to send in with your registration form and health questionnaire.
You can return your registration information to our practice e-mail email@example.com
GMS1 – This must be completed and returned.
Patient Health Questionnaire – This helps us identify any health needs during the time it takes to receive your record and also asks for you to nominate a pharmacy and your preferences for the Summary Care Record.
Patient Information – This provides information on the forms in the Patient Health Questionnaire pack and other useful contacts for services available.
Practice Leaflet – About our Practice.