Register as a New Patient
We welcome new patients joining the practice. To register, you need to complete a Registration Form and a New Patient Questionnaire. You will then be registered with the GP who is 'taking on' in that month.
Both the Registration Form and the New Patient Questionnaire are available to complete online below.
You will be given the name of your own GP when you register so that you can see them regularly, however you may ask to see another GP or may be offered another GP for urgent appointments or 'urgent care team' appointments.
To fully register with the practice you need to live within approximately a 10 mile radius of the surgery.
Register at this practice
Become one of our patients.
Just moved to the area?
If you’re going to university, you can remain a patient at Litchdon. Please contact the surgery so we can make the necessary changes.
This will allow you to continue ordering any repeat medications you take and have them sent to a chemist near you, it also retains continuity as you’ll be able to book routine consultations with your registered GP.
If you require any immediate treatment, you can temporarily register with a GP practice at or near your university, this will allow you to be seen in person while retaining Litchdon as your main GP surgery.
Out of Area Registrations
There is an option if you live further away but wish to register with this practice and this is called 'an out of area registration'. This means you can register with us and attend here for appointments. However, we are unable to carry out home visits. Please click here to read our leaflet for more information.
We also encourage patients who are already registered with the practice that move out of area to contact the surgery if they wish to remain. This will allow us to continue providing continuity of care
Please either call-in at the surgery, email D-ICB.AdminLitchdon@nhs.net, or telephone us on 01271 323443 if you wish further clarification on registering.
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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