New Patients

Register as New Patient

The Practice welcomes new patients who live within our Practice area.  There are some areas of both East and West Sussex that do not fall within our catchment area. Check your post code here.

Our receptionists will help you to register when you attend the practice. We do ask that you bring with you, if you have one your medical card and proof of identity and your place of residence, i.e. passport/driving licence and utility bill. We will also ask you to provide your NHS number, which is available from your current Practice.  If you are unable to provide us with these documents this will not prevent registration, you may however, be asked to provide an alternative form of ID. 

If you would like to register with us, you can download all the necessary forms below and if joining as a family we will need one for each individual. Please complete the forms in full and bring them to the surgery together with the identity documents detailed on the front page of the New Patient Registration Form. Should you have any difficulty providing this documentation don't hesitate to contact the practice reception team on 01273 834388 to talk through alternative options.

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Temporary Patient 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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

All of our health centres have access and facilities for the disabled.  Please ask at the surgery should you require the following services:

  • Interpreting Service for people with hearing impairment.
  • Transcription Service for people with vision impairment
  • Translation, interpreting and advocacy service

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