Join the practice
Come into the surgery and pick up a GMS1 Registration Form and Practice Patient Questionnaire from Reception, alternatively if you prefer click on the links below and these can be printed at home
Please return all completed paperwork to Reception and provide photo ID and proof of address.
Live within boundary area?
We welcome patient registration from residents and visitors from the Borough of Christchurch with a postcode BH23 and adjacent areas of Southbourne, postcode BH6.
When you register with the practice it will help to speed up the registration process if you are able to present your Medical Card or your NHS number. (If you have lost your Medical Card contact the Dorset Health Authority Health Line on 0800 66 55 44 for a replacement.) You will be offered a choice of practitioner and be invited to make an appointment for a new patient registration check when details of your past medical history, will be taken any current needs and a simple health check will be performed.
Please help your doctor to help you by attending a new patient health check as soon as possible after registering with the practice as it may take some months before we receive your previous medical records.
After registration you may see any doctor regardless of with whom you are registered.
If you are a foreign visitor you may be entitled to NHS treatment as a temporary resident, dependent on your country of origin. If not, then you can be treated as a private patient. Current fee scale is available at reception.
If you wish to change to another practice simply take your Medical Card to the practice of your choice and ask if they will accept you onto their list.
All patients have a named GP who have overall care at the practice, if you would like to know who your named GP is please contact our reception team
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.
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: