New patients

Registering at St Mary’s Surgery

We welcome new patients at St Mary’s Surgery and our patient list is currently open to people living in the practice area. Please use the postcode checker below to check if your address lies within our practice boundary.

The practice accepts applications from all patients to join the practice regardless of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.

Please note that during our building refurbishment project, the surgery premises are located at the Princess of Wales Hospital,

Lynn Road, Ely CB6 1DN

NHS number

Please obtain your NHS number from your old practice if you don’t know it. We require this to ensure that you are registered correctly and that we can transfer your medical records to us.

You can also find your NHS number here.

How to register

Anyone wishing to register as a new patient at St Mary’s Surgery must complete the following steps:

  • There are two forms to complete: the GMS1 form and the patient questionnaire. Download them from the links below.
  • Please ensure you complete each section of the form fully in order for your registration to be completed. You should sign and date both forms, and ensure you include your NHS number, if you have one.
  • Patients should complete both forms for each member of the family being registered. If you are registering a new born child, please only complete the GMS1 form.
  • It is helpful to have proof of ID when you register with us as it can assist us in matching previous medical records and confirm parental responsibility. Examples of ID proof include passport, driving licence, birth certificate, HC2 certificate, rough sleepers’ identity badge or hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter.
  • If you are homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend’s address, a day centre or the GP surgery address. But again it is helpful to have a mobile number so we have a means of communicating with you.
  • Once you have completed the forms, please scan or take a photo of them and email them to St Mary’s. Or you can bring your completed forms to the surgery along with your ID.
  • Please allow 10 working days for us to process your registration.
  • Please ensure you complete EVERY part of each registration form, especially the signature sections. Any gaps in information may result in a delay in your registration.

Your health record and sharing of information

Your health record includes your medical history, details about your medication and any allergies you may have. With your permission, clinicians and others in healthcare services caring for you can share your record.

Giving permission to share your health record helps the NHS deliver the best level of care for you.

You have two choices which allow you to control how your record is shared. You can change these choices at any time by letting the surgery or service you are using know.

Your choices:

  • Sharing OUT – this controls whether the information recorded at this surgery or service can be shared with other healthcare services.
  • Sharing IN – this determines whether or not this surgery or service can view information in your record that has been entered by other services who are providing care for you, or who may provide care for you in the future.

Simply download and complete this form to indicate your sharing of your personal information choices.

Find out more about what sharing in and out of your information means for you.


Any questions about any aspect of the patient registration process? Please do contact the surgery. Staff will be able to help you through the registration process.

Click here for the GMS1 form

Click here for the patient questionnaire form

Click here for the sharing in and out form


Practice area


After registration care

Once you have registered with us you will be allocated a named accountable GP. You can request to see any doctor. However, where possible, it is preferred that a patient sees the same doctor to encourage continuity of care.

As a new patient you will be offered an NHS health check with one of our healthcare assistants. This is an opportunity to establish your current state of health, check your blood pressure and offer further services, as appropriate to your healthcare needs.

If you or a member of your family are already on medication, you will be invited to have an appointment with our nurse practitioners or clinical pharmacists, who will review your current medication with you.

Change of personal details

It is important that personal details on medical records are kept up-to-date. If you have changed your name, address, phone number or marital status, please do let the surgery know as soon as possible, so your records can be accurately maintained.

If your name has changed due to marriage or by Deed Poll, please provide a copy of the relevant documentation to be added to your records.

If you have changed address, please check if you are still within our practice area boundary.

You can also update your next of kin, carer details or responsibilities, and other changes, such as Power of Attorney details, too. We will happily record these changes to your medical record.

If you have online access to your record – via SystmOnline or the NHS App – you can update your personal details yourself, otherwise please contact the surgery.

If you move away from our practice boundary area, you have 30 days to register with a new GP practice before we deduct your medical records.

Updated 10.1.22