New Patient Registration

We are currently accepting patients within our practice area, please view our Practice Boundary page to see if you live within our practice area. If you are unsure, please ask the reception staff if you are in our catchment area.

To pre-register please download the following forms, and bring them in to the surgery signed with the necessary documentation (see below).

If you identify as non binary please add in your title on the registration form as Mx, if you do not wish to give a title please leave this blank.

The ideal times to come to St Marks Medical Centre are between 11:00 – 14:00 as these are quieter hours. Coming to St Marks outside these hours may result in you waiting as clinics will be running, evenings are particularly busy especially Friday nights. If you need to come in the evening due to commitments we would recommend you come on Mondays between 18:30 and 20:30.

Documentation

Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery. We will ask you for proof of your ID and address to make the registration process accurate and easy but you do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

You might be able to register with a GP surgery that’s not in the area you live. Find out about registering with a GP surgery out of your area at www.nhs.uk – Registering with a GP surgery outside the area you live.

Call the practice if you require anymore information and we will be able to help you.

See below list of documents we accept:

Proof of ID

  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • ID Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Bank Card

Proof of address:

  • Utility Bill
  • Phone Bill
  • Council tax letter
  • Bank / Credit Card Statement
  • Rent Book /Tenancy Agreement
  • Pension Book / Letter
  • Benefit / Family Credit book/ letter
  • Home Office Permit to Stay
  • Document from University
  • Driving Licence with current address
  • HMRC statements
  • Documents from a reputable source such as Refuge / Voluntary Organisation

Children Under 5:

  • Birth Certificate – showing names of parents
  • Red Book

(Child must be registered with Mother, if there is a special circumstance, please call the surgery)

Registration Appointments

Registration appointments are most often booked a week after you hand in the registration forms. (If you require an appointment straight away, please speak to reception regarding your situation and they will advise).

We will then make an appointment which will initially be by phone to speak to the Practice Nurse for a new patient health check. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all your routine health checks are up to date. Any health information held by your previous GP will also be sent to us as your new practice but this can take up to six weeks to arrive.

Patients will not be officially registered until they have attended the nurse appointment. Any cancelled appointments that are not made within the next week after the initial appointment may result is the de-registration of the patient.

If you are on any repeat medication please make the nurse aware with a list of your prescribed drugs when you attend your new registration check.

Registration Notes

Each GP practice has an area map to show which patients it takes on.

If you live within the blue area you can register with the practice.

You can still register if you live outside our catchment area, but this would be an out of area registration which means that the practice do not contractually have to provide home visits.  Please speak to one of  the reception staff for more details.

If you are currently registered with the practice and you move outside the practice catchment area you may  continue to be registered if you move to a new home. Your continued registration is at the discretion of the practice and will depend on an assessment of the clinical risk of living not within the immediate catchment area. Visit www.nhs.uk to find out the list of practices in your new area.

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a Doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local Practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient please contact the practice.

Please note it is up to the discretion of the practice to register you as a temporary patient. You will need to come into the practice with the necessary documentation to sign the forms before you will be registered with the practice for temporary services.