New Patient Registration
We would be pleased to register anyone who lives within the Practice area. To find out if you are living within the Practice area, please contact us with the full details of your address and we will be happy to check your residence against our boundaries.
As a broad guide, addresses in Sellicks Green, Pitminster, Corfe, Staple Hill, Buckland St. Mary, Bishopswood, Yarcombe, Rawridge, Luppitt, Blackborough, Ashill, Uffculme and Hemyock, Dunkeswell and Churchinford would be within our Practice area. The precise location of the boundary may mean that not all addresses within a particular village are covered so it is important to check.
To ensure we can maintain the service offered to patients within our catchment area, we do not currently accept patients from outside our boundary.
Patients can register at any of our three surgeries, but usually register with the surgery nearest to them for convenience. You are allocated to a named GP at the Practice who will oversee your healthcare; the GP allocated is also generally based on where you live.
You are welcome to see a GP of your choice and may also change your allocated GP. However, please note that not all of our GPs hold surgeries at each site. Therefore if you wish to be seen by a particular doctor, you will need to attend the surgery where he or she normally works. Likewise if you are suddenly unwell and need to be seen on the day, you are likely to be seen by the duty doctor, who may or may not be your usual GP.
You can obtain registration documents from any of our three surgeries.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
You will need to complete one registration form for each member of your household. Once registered, we will invite you to have a new patient check, consisting of height/weight measurements, blood pressure check and details of both patient and family history. This initial check- up is usually performed by the Practice Nurse, and this, combined with the completed new patient questionnaire, helps the doctor to assess your general health and to familiarise themselves with your medical history, while waiting for your full medical records to arrive. You will be automatically deregistered from your previous practice and your medical records transferred to us. There is no need for you to take further action.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services