Register as a New Patient
To register at College Lane Surgery, you will need to attend reception to complete the appropriate forms. Please bring identification and something which shows your name and address, e.g. electricity bill, gas bill, bank statement. For a child registration, please bring a birth certificate or passport as identification.
Alternatively, please complete and submit both of the forms below, once we have processed your registration you will then receive an SMS message which will allow you to securely and safely upload photos of your ID and proof of address, e.g. electricity bill, gas bill, bank statement. Not having ID or proof of address at the time of registration will not prevent you from being registered or accessing our services however. Alternatively, you can bring these documents to reception as soon as you can if you wish.
If you would like to register for online services, please ensure you bring photo identification e.g. passport or driving licence with you.
If you have any queries, please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help you either at the surgery or on the telephone.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
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.
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.
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