Our Practice Area for new patients as shown above includes the outer area highlighted in blue.
Registering as a Patient
If you wish to register with the Practice, please complete the General Medical Services (GMS1) registration form then call and book an appointment with our Registration Team.
If you have your existing medical card with details of your previous doctor, please bring it with you. If you have lost or misplaced it, don’t worry, we will still be able to register you.
If you are taking repeat medication from your previous doctor, it will assist us if you can bring your repeat medication order form with you.
You do not need proof of identification (ID) to register with a GP, but it might help of you have one or more of the following:
- birth certificate
- HC2 certificate
- rough sleepers’ identity badge
- hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter
If you’re homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend’s address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.
New Patient Health Check
You will be offered a new patient health check (at a later date).
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.
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 register again as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the practice. We do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although we 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form (also available from reception).
Accountable Named GP for All Patients
All patients registered at Lister Medical Centre have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.
New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.