Register as New Patient
If you live within our practice area (see map below) you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill along with one form of photographic ID.
You will need to complete a registration form and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
You can also check if your postcode lies within our area by clicking on the following link:
Change of Details
If you move out of the area you must register with a local practice, as we are unable to visit or provide out of hours services. If you wish to change your doctor for any other reason, instructions on your medical card explain how to do this or alternatively click on the link How to change GP
Change of Address
If you move house within the practice area, or change your telephone number, please inform the receptionists of the change as soon as possible.
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.
Disabled Patient Facilities
Our building is designed to facilitate easy access for people with walking aids and wheelchairs. If you require any assistance please feel able to ask our staff.
You can find more information about our policies at: https://www.torkardhill.co.uk/practice-policies
- Data protection
- Disability access
- Compliments & complaints
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: