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 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.
- You MUST provide two proofs of identity for verification. One should be photo ID, such as a driving licence or passport; the other proof of current address, such as a utility bill or bank statement. For children, we will need to see a copy of their birth certificate or passport, so we can verify their name and date of birth.
- 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 proof of identity for verification.
- Please allow 10 working days for us to process your registration before visiting the surgery.
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.