To register as a permanent patient you will need to complete a New Patient Registration Form At the surgery.(You may download one on the link below or you can call in to the surgery to collect one.) You need to also bring two forms of I.D, one Photo I.D and one proof of address. If you are over 18 you must register yourself. Upon registration, you will be asked to book a 'new patient health check' with the nurse. This helps provide us with some information about yourself until your medical records arrive from your previous practice.
You can register as a temporary resident at Castle Meadows Surgery if you are in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than three months.
We will require the name and address of your current GP, your current home address and address where you are temporarily staying. If you are staying for a longer period of time, you will be required to register as a permanent patient.
You will need to complete a Temporary Registration form and return it to the Surgery. You can download this on the link below or collect one from the reception desk. To make an appointment please contact the surgery on Tel: 01384 234737 (please inform the receptionist that you are booking an appointment as a temporary patient)
Why should I register as a temporary resident?
You can register temporarily with a GP near where you're staying if you're ill or need medical advice while you're away from home – for example, if you're working, studying or on holiday.
You'll still remain registered with your permanent GP, but you can see your temporary GP for up to three months. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your permanent GP, who will add the information to your medical records.
Temporary Patient Registration Form