Here you will find further information on how to register as a regular patient and how to see a GP when you are away from home.
How to Register
We respect 'Patient Choice', that is the right of patients to register with a practice of their choice.
Patients wishing to register with our practice may approach our receptionists who will guide them through the process of registration. For advice on our practice area please contact our receptionists.
Criteria for definite acceptances are:
- Children of existing patients.
- First degree family members of existing patients.
- Patients moving into the town from outside of the area.
Patients will be asked where they live. If not in the immediate practice locale then patients will be asked to consider registering with a practice nearer to where they live. This is to try to alleviate the problem of the patient and healthcare professionals travelling around the town.
Please note that our boundaries are very strict and if a patient moves to an area outside our boundaries, they will be asked to find a new GP within 14 days of notifying their address change. We do not accept patients from Immingham and its surrounding areas.
Patients will be asked to complete a ‘Contract of Care' and a health questionnaire and will be given an appointment for a health check with our Health Care Assistant. The Charter and the questionnaire will need to be completed before the appointment.
If you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery.
If you need treatment for more than one day you will need to register with that GP surgery as a temporary or permanent patient.
The surgery will ask you to complete a Temporary services form GMS3. (add form)
You can register as a temporary resident if you plan to live near the GP surgery for up to three months.
After three months you will have to apply to register with that surgery as a permanent resident.
You can register temporarily with a GP while away from home for work, study or holiday. You'll still remain registered with your permanent GP.
Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your GP, who will add the information to your medical records.
If your application to become a temporary patient is refused, you can still receive emergency treatment for up to 14 days. What information do I need?
Try to have the following information with you when you see your temporary GP for the first time:
- details of any medical conditions you have
- details of medical conditions you've had in the past
- the name of any medicines you're currently taking
- details of anything you're allergic to
- contact details for your permanent or previous GP
- NHS number
For further information visit the NHS website.