Register as a New Patient
We welcome all new patients to the practice. Our list is OPEN. If you want to join the practice please complete a registration form which can be picked up from reception. Patients wishing to register at the surgery will be required to show the following documentation:
Proof of identity:
- Photo identity, such as a passport or driving licence
Proof of address:
- Such as a recent utility bill (gas, electricity, water, etc.) or a council tax bill
A birth certificate should be produced when registering children. If the child is of pre-school age please bring along their Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) - often called "the red book".
Once you have been accepted as a patient, your medical records will be transferred to us. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.
New Patient Health Check
When you register we will ask you to make an appointment with a practice nurse for a new patient health check. Receipt of your clinical records from your previous GP can take some considerable time. Not only does this appointment allow a relationship to be made with our surgery, it allows details of your history and current medication to be detailed. Should you require to see the doctor or nurse before your records arrive, then we at least have some information.
The practice boundary stretches for a three-mile radius around the Health Centre and covers Slaithwaite, Pole Moor, Golcar, Marsden, Linthwaite, Cowersley and Milnsbridge.
In addition, the practice also accepts patients living in Helme and Meltham.
Let us know if you change your name, address or telephone number.
Online 'Pre-Registration' With The Practice
If you wish to pre-register click on the links below to complete the forms. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Submit" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: