Join the Practice

Glebelands Practice welcome new patients who live within our catchment area.

To join our practice, new patients will need to fully complete our registration forms and, as suggested above, it is helpful to provide a form of photo ID (either a passport or driving license) and proof of address (council tax or utility bill or a bank statement) dated within the last 3 months.

It also makes the registration process quicker if you have your 10 digit NHS number to hand, which you can find on any hospital appointment letters/correspondence or by contacting your previous surgery.

Please bring the completed registration form (see below) and both items of ID back to the surgery any weekday between 09:30 – 11:30 or 14:00 – 16:00.   You will then be offered a time and date for a 20 minute "New Patient Check" appointment with the nurse.  Once you have attend your new patient check, you will be a fully registered patient and will have full access to all the services available from the surgery. 

Complete the form in full detail before returning them to the practice.  Please note the times listed above when the surgery can deal with your registration forms.

As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered adult patients will be asked to have a new patient check with the practice nurse. 

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration.  Please contact reception for further information.

New Patient Registration Information

Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery. It's free to register.

You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number but it might help of you have one or more of the following:

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • HC2 certificate
  • rough sleepers' identity badge
  • hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter

If you're homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend's address or a day centre.

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

GP surgeries are usually the first contact if you have a health problem. They can treat many conditions and give health advice. They can also refer you to other NHS services.

Temporary Registrations

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 simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: