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.

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. Your registration cannot be completed without it.

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.
  • 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. 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 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.

Once you are registered, please notify us as soon as possible if any of your personal details change so our records remain accurate.