Register as a New Patient
We are pleased to welcome new patients to join The Allan Practice. If you live within our practice area and would like to register with us, please download and complete both forms below. Once filled, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them through the letterbox of Calcot Medical Centre.
Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery. It's free to register. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number, but it might help of you have one or more of the following: passport, birth certificate, HC2 certificate, rough sleepers' identity badge, hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter. If you're homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend's address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.
Each patient has a registered GP who monitors their care, when you register you will be allocated a General Practitioner. For continuity of care your registered GP and their personal secretary will look after yours and your family's care. We encourage patients to always consult with their own GP where possible.
We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act. Patients' records are only available to doctors and staff in the practice. We recognise the need for confidentiality and discretion at all times.
A GP surgery can refuse to register you because: they are not taking any new patients, you live outside the practice boundary and they are not accepting patients from out of their area, you have been removed from that GP surgery register before, it's a long way from your home and you need extra care, for example home visits.
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: