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New Patients

How To Join The Practice

Please fill in the New Patient Registration Application Form (available from reception) and return it to us as soon as possible. Please ring the surgery after a few days to book your appointment with our practice nurse for your new patient health check. You will also be provided with details of the registration process. To register, complete the appropriate section of your medical card or, if you have no card, complete a registration form obtained from our reception staff. In the case of a new baby, bring their NHS Number (obtainable from Child Health or the Maternity Ward) or the child’s red book.

Please fill in our new patient health questionnaire available from our reception staff. You can also download the form here. Your medical record often takes a considerable time to arrive from your previous doctor and this gives us the opportunity of recording some basic information about you and offering you any immediate care you may need. You will also need to bring a urine sample (not applicable for patients under 5 years old) to this health check appointment. Please obtain a specimen bottle from our reception staff. All newly registered patients must attend the health check appointment with the practice nurse to complete registration.

Please note that consent to contact via mobile phone (phone call or SMS) will be assumed if no other option is marked on the registration form or when the mobile phone number is provided to the practice.

Temporary/Short-Term Residents

We provide a Temporary Patient service for anyone staying within our practice area (e.g. staying with relatives). Temporary registration is for immediate and necessary treatment only and not routine screening. Anyone who is not registered with a local doctor Surgery but needs to see a doctor urgently can also attend St Luke’s Walk-in Health Centre, Pantile Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.

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