New Patient Registration
If you wish to register at the practice please call in to reception bringing photographic evidence, i.e. passport, driving licence. We will ask you to provide some information about your previous address and GP to enable us to send for your medical records.
Our Practice does not prescribe long term benzodiazepines or 'Z' drugs (such as temazepam, zopiclone etc). Our aim is to review these medications and if appropriate to reduce gradually with a view to stop. We may refer patients to the local reduction team with an aim to working together to reducing/stopping them. A consent form will be required to be signed and will be attached to your medical record.
Please note we also have a branch surgery situated at Mountain Road, Thornhill. Patients are able to access appointments at both surgeries and will be expected to attend to the branch surgery for any emergency appointments if there are no appointments available at Albion Street.
We will also ask you to make an appointment with our healthcare assistant for a ‘New Patient Check’. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that we have important health information available to us whilst waiting for your records. An online username and password will be provided to you to allow you to order medication and view and book appointments online.
Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patients failing to attend, our practice policy is to automatically remove any new patient from our practice list if they fail to attend their new patient medical
Please also bring any details of repeat prescriptions with you so that we can add this to our own computer records for continuity of care.
The premises have suitable access for disabled patients.
Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patient’s failing to attend without informing the surgery, it has become necessary to implement the following policy:
If you repeatedly fail to attend appointments, you will be removed from this practice list and will need to find an alternative GP
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.