Joining the practice is easy. All eligible people living in the practice catchment area can register with 28 Beaumont Street. You will need to fill in the new patient registration form and questionnaire which are available at reception or you may print from the website. A medical card with your NHS number would be helpful, however it is not mandatory to provide this in order to register with the practice. If you wish to change practices you can do so without having to give a reason. There will soon be a facility to partly complete the registration process on-line.
You will also require proof of identity for example a valid driving license or passport and proof of address.
Parents of children who are aged 5 or under should bring the child’s red book or immunisation information. We also require child's birth certificate and parent/guardian' proof of ID. It is a requirement that the child be registered in the same GP Practice as his/her parent/guardian.
Please allow up to two weeks for the NHS to process your registration, however if you require an appointment within this time frame you are able to make one.
Although the practice is located in a tall building we have a ramped access round the back of the building and ground floor consulting room and toilet facilities. The parking at the practice is normally reserved for the doctors, but if you need to arrive in your car, please let the reception know well in advance of your appointment and we can ensure a parking space is reserved for you for the time of your appointment.
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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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