Temporary Suspension of Patient Registrations
Because of an unpredicted shortfall in the availability of GPs due to ill health we will not be taking on any new patients for the time being. We hope to resume registrations once the current issues regarding GP staffing levels have been resolved.
Paula Salerno, Practice Manager, 9/2/2018
How to Register
The practice is only accepting patients as above who live within 3 miles to the West, South and East of the Practice and those who live within 5 miles to the North of the practice.
Patients are registered with a partner of the practice and may state their choice of doctor from those whose lists are currently open. If the patients registered doctor is unavailable, they will be offered an alternative but staff are asked to book patients in to be seen with their own doctor as much as possible as this helps to ensure continuity of care.
New Patient Registration
A Guide for New Patients:
In your New Patient Pack you will find the following:
- A patient registration form
- A practice brochure
Please return the required forms to the surgery duly completed together with two forms of identification which can prove you are resident in the local area.
Acceptable forms of identification are:
- Photo Driving Licence
- Bank or Building Society Statement showing your Horsham address
- Utility Bill showing your Horsham address
Unfortunately, if you are unable to produce identification to prove Horsham residence, we may not be able to register you with the practice.
Our receptionist will check your ID and may take a photocopy of your passport or other photo ID. If you have a pre-existing chronic condition e.g., diabetes, the receptionist will offer you an appointment for a New Patient Medical Check. (Children under 10 do not usually need a check).
The medical will take between 15 minutes and half an hour and you will need to bring a specimen of urine with you for the nurse to test. Your blood pressure will be taken and any chronic medical conditions and/or family history noted. We will also check your height and weight and offer general health care advice.
If you are unable to keep your New Patient Medical Check appointment, please ensure that you telephone the surgery on 01403 330266.