Register as New Patient
If you live within the practice catchment area (see map opposite) you will be entitled to register with the practice.
Please come to reception to complete a registration form and new patient questionnaire (or download from the links below).
You will be given a health questionnaire to complete. This is so we have some background information on you whilst we are waiting for your medical record from your previous GP. Patients aged 16 and over only need complete the questionnaire.
You will need to be able to provide evidence of your current address in the form of a recent utility bill.
If you are taking regular prescribed medication, you will be asked to make an appointment with the Practice Pharmacist for a medication review.
Patients who move outside the area will be asked to register with a more local GP surgery.
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:
We have wheelchair access via the front entrance and a disabled WC on the ground floor. Car parking is available at the rear of the premises and 2 spaces allocated for disabled parking near the front entrance.
Each registered patient at Lindley Group Practice has a named GP who is responsible for that patients overall care at the practice. If you wish to know who is your named GP, please contact the practice. If you have a preference as to which GP that is, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your request. However, a named GP (whether it is one of your choice or not), will not affect your care at Lindley Group Practice in any way.
Changes to Personal Details
It is the responsibility of patients to keep us informed of any changes (name, contact number, or address) so we can update your record.
If you move outside the practice area, you are advised to register with a more local GP surgery as soon as possible so your records can be transferred.