How to register
We are pleased to welcome new patients to register at the practice. Simply complete a registration form for each person. These are available at reception or can be downloaded from the website. PLEASE NOTE, if you complete these forms online please call into the surgery within 3 working days to sign the forms or they will be removed and you will need to complete new forms in person.
We invite all new patients to an appointment with the practice nurse on registering. At this appointment, the nurse will check your blood pressure and urine. She will also ask about your medical history, medication and will offer advice related to your general health. It is imperative that new patients attend for this examination.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
The practice area covers Batley/Dewsbury (WF17/ WF13/WF12/WF5) and reaches to North Ossett and Heckmondwike.
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.
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.
As a practice we have recently started using a process called GP2GP which means that, for most new registrations, we can receive your electronic record from your previous GP as soon as you register with us. This improves the safety of your first consultations with us as we can see what has happened to you previously. Please see this link for more information
As part of the GP contract all patients are allocated a named GP when they register- this named GP is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice, please contact the practice if you wish to know who this is, and if you have a preference as to which GP that is, we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for the coordination of all services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgment of the named accountable
Online ‘Pre-Registration’ With The Practice
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the “Send” button to mail your form to us. You will need to attend the surgey in person within 3 working days to sign the forms or they will be removed- please bear this in mind when completing the online registration forms. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct. Please bring proof of identity with you eg passport, driving licence or birth certificate
Please complete the form as completely as possible especially the fields ‘Your previous address’ and ‘Previous GP while at previous address’. This makes identifying you easier. PLEASE enter your NHS number if you know it.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Non English Speakers
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.
If you make an appointment please make sure you bring somebody with you who can speak English. This especially applies to appointments with the nurses.
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. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages