Registrations During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are encouraging patients to not attend the surgery unless they have a booked appointment.

If you wish to register as a new patient with the surgery, please download the registration forms, you can find these on the New Patient drop down under Registration Forms. Fill these in as much detail as you can and email them to the surgery at giffords.management@nhs.net. Once you have emailed these in, a member of staff will be in touch to register you at the surgery.

Please make sure that you know your NHS Number, if you do not know this, you can obtain it from your previous GP surgery or GP/hospital paperwork.

 

New Patient Registrations

We are delighted to accept new patients who live in the surrounding area onto our practice list.

When you register, you will be allocated your ‘usual GP’. We recommend continuing care with the same GP, to improve your health outcomes, particularly if you have complex or chronic health problems, and it also benefits the doctor patient relationship.

However you have the right to contact any GP, subject to availability.

Please complete the new patient questionnaire with information on your medical conditions and repeat medication.

Please make an appointment with a health care assistant for a preliminary health check.

If you would like to see a particular GP please let the receptionist know. We will always try to ensure registration with your chosen GP if possible, but there may be some occasions when it is not.

 

Does it matter where I live?

Yes. We can only accept patients who live within this geographical area as this allows us to make house calls when necessary and to balance the number of patients between different practices.

 Please click on the link below to view the practice’s Boundary map.

 Giffords_Boundary_map.pdf

 Temporary Residents

Anyone staying at an address other than their normal residence for less than three months is entitled to free NHS treatment if they develop a condition which is classed as an emergency or requires "immediately necessary" attention. However, everyone travelling away from home should ensure they have sufficient supplies of prescribed medicine to take during their stay. Doctors are entitled to charge a consultation fee and a private prescription charge if they are asked to prescribe routine medication.

All patients registering as a temporary patient will also need to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill.

 

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