Register as a Patient with a Network Practice
Each member practice maintains its own patient list - and the application process - including the decision whether to accept you as a patient - is managed by the individual practice. To apply to become a patient please review the practice website (or contact the reception team) beforehand to check that the practice is open and able to accept new patients.
Check the practice boundary: You must to be resident within the practice boundary. You can review the practice boundaries by clicking on the relevant practice link - and you are recommended to check with the practice for specific details about your residency status.
PLEASE REMEMBER : the practice must be open to new patients. Sometimes a practice will be open but have a full list and thus a limit on how patients can register. Others may have a full list and be closed to accepting new patients. Please check the practice website for details.
Complete the application form : Harthill PCN practices all require new patients to complete a Patient Application / GMS registration form. You may be able to do this online - or you may be able to access the relevant forms from their webpage to complete, print and take or submit to the appropriate practice. If you need to take the form in person please remember to show relevant proofs of address/ID.
Some of the Patient Application Forms includes a Medical Information section - please be sure you complete fully and accurately - one form per person seeking to register.
Hand the completed form(s) to the correct practice : please take the form(s) to your chosen practice reception - you will need to do this in person because you will be asked to show your identify documents at the same time.
The actual decision to accept your application - and the time to process - is for each practice to make. Please ask at their reception for more information on the process.
TIPS on registering as a new patient : If you are on regular medication from your current surgery - please make sure you have at least a month's supply before applying to register with one of the network practices - and also that, if possible, provide a current copy of your repeat prescription.
The process : when you hand in the form(s), the receptionist will check the contents but may not be able to tell you that you have been accepted.
That will usually be reviewed by the practice administration team.
If there are any issues with your application you will be advised as soon as possible. Please allow plenty of time for the process to be reviewed and ensure you have a supply of your usual repeat medication from you existing surgery.
Proofs of identity : you need to provide proof of your identity (photo-licence/passport etc) and address (utility bill/bank statement etc). We hope all our patients will make full use of online services and we will use the relevant proofs of identity to create and online access account if you are accepted as a new patient.
Important - please take care when completing the form(s) especially when choosing to exercise your right to opt-out of information sharing (Page 2) - choosing to opt-out may mean the practice cannot treat you as a patient. Please therefore speak to the practice for more information if you are in any way unsure how to answer any questions.
IF YOU ARE HOMELESS and cannot provide proof or address - please speak to the relevant practice manager.
Please note: if you are on any regular medication you may need to be seen by a doctor or nurse before you can receive any prescriptions from a new practice - so please ensure you have at least 4 weeks supply from your current practice - and where possible please provide an up-to-date repeat prescription order slip.