Register with us as a New Patient
We accept patients living in Freemantle, Shirley, Millbrook, Lordshill or Coxford - call or ask at reception for the exact catchment area if you are unsure.
If you live within our practice catchment area and you would like to register with us, please complete our online registration form
For entitlement to register with a GP practice you must provide:
- Evidence of identity if you are a UK resident or evidence of status for patients from overseas including the European Economic Area. This can be uploaded via the online registration form.
Further details are available from reception.
If you fall ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a GP practice but you need to see one, you can still contact us to ask for treatment. You can receive emergency treatment for up to 14 days. After that you will have to register either as a temporary resident or permanent patient. The Shirley Health Partnership does not have to accept you as a temporary resident although we do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment.
Registration as a temporary resident allows you to be taken on to our practice’s list for up to three months. If you are registered with another practice but are away from your home area, you can register temporarily with a practice near where you are currently staying and still remain a patient of your registered practice. You cannot register as a temporary resident if you are already signed up with another local practice, although you can consider signing up with us as a permanent patient.
Please try to have the following information available when you attend your appointment for the first time:
- Contact details of your registered or previous practice
- Details of your ongoing medical problems
- Details of medical problems you have suffered in the past
- The name and dose of any medicines that you are currently taking
- Details of any allergies
Please complete this form to allow the practice to send you emails or text messages about appointment reminders or health education.
Named Accountable GP For All Patients
The latest GP contract in England extended the requirement to provide a named accountable GP to all patients, rather than just those over 75 years. The contract remains "practice-based", so overall responsibility for patient care has not changed. The role of the named accountable GP is to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered where required (based on the named GP's clinical judgement) to each of their patients.
Having a named GP means he or she will:
- take the lead for ensuring that we offer you all the appropriate services we can
- work with relevant associated health and social care professionals where necessary for your care
- help to ensure that we recognise and respond to your physical and psychological needs
- ensure you have access to a health check if you request one
Having a named GP does not mean he or she will:
- be available 24 hours a day
- that you will have personal access to the doctor throughout the working week
- that this is the only doctor or clinician at the practice who will provide you with care
You do not have to see your named GP when you book an appointment; you can and should feel free to choose to see any GP/nurse in line with current arrangements.
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