Trinity Surgery welcomes new patients.
If you have recently moved to our catchement area and would like to register at Trinity Surgery please come to the surgery and request a registration pack.
You will be given a registration form (GMS1) to complete. You will also be asked to complete a health questionnaire. These forms will need to be fully completed and returned in person at a prearranged appointment time.
We will also ask for a urine sample which needs to be provided in a suitable urine collection bottle. You will be given a bottle with the registration pack.
Online pre-registration versions of the forms are available below, these will need to be printed and completed. Please contact the surgery to arrange your appointment to complete the registration process.
If you are taking regular medication please obtain 1 months medication from your previous surgery to allow us time to add your medication to your notes. You must also bring a copy of your repeat prescription with you when registering.
Once the registration process is complete, we can apply to your old surgery for the medical records.
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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