New Patients

Register as New Patient

Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery.

We accept patients from Lichfield and Burntwood.  To register, you will need to complete the form in the link below.  

You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

On registration you will be invited for a new patient health check with one of our practice nurses.  It is important to attend as it helps to plan the care you might need.  You will be required to being a urine sample with you when you attend this appointment.

How long will it take to register?

We have recently seen an increased number of patients requesting to register with us.  This is impacting on the time it is taking us to process your request.  We recommend that if you are on repeat medications you ensure you have at least one month supply 

Which Doctor to See

Upon registration you will be given a “named GP” but you have the flexibility of consulting with any of the other doctors at the practice. However, we recommend you see the same doctor for any on-going medical matters to ensure continuity of care.

Find your NHS number

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456. It is on any letter you receive from the NHS.

You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.

  • So we can accurately link you to your health record
  • enable us to transfer your records electronically using GP2GP
  • enable any referrals using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS)
  • help the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) send electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacists
  • It also identifies patients in all contact with other health and social care providers

 

 

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.

What is a Summary Care Record

On the registration form we ask whether you want to opt out of the Summary Care Record (SCR).  

All patients registered with a GP have a Summary Care Record, unless they have chosen not to have one. The information held in your Summary Care Record gives health and care professionals, away from your usual GP practice, access to information to provide you with safer care, reduce the risk of prescribing errors and improve your patient experience.

Your Summary Care Record contains basic information about allergies and medications and any reactions that you have had to medication in the past.

Some patients, including many with long term health conditions, have previously agreed to have Additional Information shared as part of their Summary Care Record. This Additional Information includes information about significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medications, care plan information and immunisations.

For more information 

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/summary-care-records-scr/summary-care-records-scr-information-for-patients 

More information in an easy read leaflet, is available on the NHS Digital website.

Non-English Speakers

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:

england English Iran Farsi Urdu Urdu
albania Albanian Bengali Bengali india Hindi
egypt Arabic Croatian Croatian lithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarian Punjabi Punjabi poland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese) Somali Somali portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin) Gujerati Gujerati spain Spanish
russia Russian Turkish Turkish French French

Disabled Patient Facilities

The Practice has done its utmost to be easily accessible and user friendly for those patients with mobility issues or who are wheelchair bound.

We have wheelchair-friendly parking spaces and disabled toilet facilities at all of our branches. 

A wheelchair is available for those with difficulty in walking at some branches. If you require assistance please speak to our receptionists who will do their best to assist you.

We also have a portable loops system on reception for patients that are hard of hearing or are deaf.

The Accessible Information Standard (AIS) aims to ensure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example, in large print, Braille or via email and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.