New Patients

Register as New Patient

Please click here to see whether you reside within our catchment area for both West Quay and Rhoose.

If you live in the Practice area and wish to register for NHS general medical services, you will need to complete a registration form (GMS1W) We require two forms of identification, one with photo ID and one with proof of address. Your NHS number is also required to register; this can be obtained from your previous surgery and we would strongly advise that you obtain 2 months of medication from your previous surgery. Patients are no longer allocated to a specific doctor and you will have a telephone triage appointment, or be seen by any Practice GP. It is also possible that you may speak to a GP from the Central Vale Hub and could be asked to attend the Hub situated in Porthceri.

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 as long as you are within the patient catchment area. 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: