PATIENT NOTICE - 9.6.2020
IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WITH A GP PRACTICE IN THE SHAW OR ROYTON AREA WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT YOUR REGISTRATION REQUEST UNTIL AFTER COVID-19.
THIS IS DUE TO PATIENT SAFETY DURING TELEPHONE ASSESSMENTS.
All new patients are required to complete registration formalities and are offered an appointment with a nurse to enable the surgery to make a full assessment of your medical needs. On registering with the practice you may wish to express a preference of which doctor you would like to be registered with. Please let the receptionist know and we will make the necessary arrangements.
We ask for information about you so that you can receive the best possible care and treatment. We keep this information together with details of your care to ensure that your doctor, nurse or health care professional has accurate and up to date information.
There are such times when we have to pass on information to other people such as hospitals, social services, primary care trust etc. This is always done confidentially.
Pre-Registration with the practice
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
When you make a request to register with the practice you will be asked for proof of identity and address. This must be a passport or picture driving licence for identity, and utility bill or rental agreement for proof of address. Without proof we cannot register you. On acceptance to the practice you will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Online medical questionnaire for new patients
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Accessible Information Standard
The Accessible Information Standard (AIS) is a new NHS England Information Standard which aims to ensure that people who have a disability , impairment or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand. This may be large print, braille or information via e-mail, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a BSL interpreter.
Further information is available on the NHS England website by clicking on the link below.
If you feel that you require communication assistance please contact the Surgery.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.