Register as New Patient
We welcome new patients to the Practice. To register with us, please call in to the practice and one of our friendly receptionists will provide you with the necessary registration forms.
When you register at the surgery we will need information that will help us trace your medical records from your previous doctor. We will also need your current address, post code and telephone number. We do not require ID or proof of address to register you as a patient at the Practice, but should you wish to register for Online Access, we will need to see one form of photographic ID.
Because your medical records may take a while to arrive from your previous doctor we will ask you to complete a ‘New Patient Questionnaire’ which will provide us with some basic information about your health.
Our Practice Area
We are open to registrations from any patients living within our practice area. This stretches to Dove Holes to the North, Taddington to the East, and Longnor to the South.
Please contact reception if you need to clarify whether your address is within the Practice area.
Every patient registered at The Stewart Medical Centre has a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice.
You can find out who your named GP is by contacting reception. Having a named GP does not limit you to booking appointments with them; you are welcome to book with any GP of your choice.
If you are registered with our practice and you provide significant health or social care for a relative, please let us know so that we can ensure that you have access to the appropriate support for your role.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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 the 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.
Our surgery is fully accessible to patients using a wheelchair, and has car parking spaces available for disabled drivers. All consulting rooms are on the ground floor and are fitted with ‘rise and fall’ examination couches. There are disabled toilet facilities, with baby-changing facilities also available. We have a loop hearing system in reception and a portable loop for patients to use during consultation.
If you feel that you may need further assistance when you visit us, please let the receptionist know when you make your appointment so that we can make any arrangements necessary to make your visit as comfortable as possible. It is also useful for us to know if you have any hearing or visual problems.
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.
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