How to Register
To register as a patient with our practice, you will need to complete a registration form and new patient questionnaire.
These can be obtained at reception at both of our practices or you can download a copy of the forms by clicking on the following links:
Once you have completed the forms, please present them at either practice with 2 forms of identification (one must contain a photo).
List of Acceptable Identification Documents:
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- Medical Card
- Driving Licence
- Local Authority Rent Card
- Paid Utility Bill
- Bank / Building Society Card Statement
- National Insurance Number Card
- Letter from Benefits Agency / Benefits Book / Signing On Card
- Papers from the Home Office
Please also bring with you the following:
- List of current medications from your previous GP
- Up to date immunisations list from your previous GP
When deciding whether to register with our practice, please take the following into consideration:
Below you will see our catchment area.
If you reside within the Inner (red) area, you are able to register as normal.
If you reside outside of the Inner (red) area, you are able to register as a patient but you must accept that you are not eligible for home visits from the practice. You must sign a form during the registration process to confirm that you accept this.
If you reside within Wales (outside our Inner (red) practice area), you will need to register with a practice in Wales as guidelines for NHS England do not apply.
Health Hub - Health Yourself
When you present your completed registration forms at the practice, you'll be asked to use our Health Hub to perform a health check.
This involves an easy to use machine that will guide you through taking readings such as your height and weight to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your blood pressure.
Patients registering at Saughall Medical Centre will be asked to attend City Walls Medical Centre to perform these checks.
Visitors from the European Economic Area (EEA)
Under EC Regulations European Visitors should produce an EHIC to access free healthcare that is clinically necessary. A leaflet has been compiled for permanent residents of European Economic Area Member States and Switzerland visiting the UK who require medically necessary hospital treatment during that visit.
If you are ill whilst away from home or if you are not registered with a practice but need to see a doctor, you can receive emergency treatment from a 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.
Temporary resident registration forms should be available at all practices. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by clicking on the following link: