New Patient Registration
We require both a Registration form (GMS1) and a Medical Questionnaire to be completed in order to register you.
New patients are requested to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse where they will have the opportunity to discuss their medical history and have some simple, but important tests carried out.
Newly registered patients with children under 5 years old are asked to provide us with details of previous immunisations your child may have had. It is extremely important that these are recorded in the patient’s record.
Forms to Download
Adult registration form You will also need to complete the form called GMS1 which includes many of the same questions
When registering with the Health Centre please bring a form of photographic ID and also proof of your address.
Patients who live within the Practice boundary are welcome to register with the Practice. Patients who are already registered with the Practice, who subsequently move outside of our boundary, but remain within the outer boundary, may continue to be registered with the Practice.
Click here to see a map of our Boundary and outer boundary.
Patients who are already registered with us and move outside of our outer boundary may also be able to remain registered with us, if it is deemed clinically appropriate, as an Out of Area Registered patient. Out of Area registered patients can still come to the surgery and access all of our usual services except home visits which would be provided by a GP Practice closer to the patients home (home visits would need to be booked via 111). If you are moving out of our area and would like to remain registered with us, please telephone the surgery on 01225 331616 to check whether or not this would be possible.
Summary Care Record
The Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by any authorised health or social care staff member who is directly involved in your care. This can prevent mistakes being made when someone is caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed. The SCR only contains limited information, i.e. current medications you are taking, any adverse reactions you may have had to medications and any allergies you may have.
If you are registered with a GP practice in England, your SCR is created automatically, unless you have opted out. Almost all patients in Bath and North East Somerset now have an SCR, unless you decide to opt out.
Including additional information in your Summary Care Record
You can ask your GP to add additional information to your record. This additional information can be particularly useful for people with complex or long-term conditions, or patients reaching the end of life. For example:
- significant facts about your medical history – past or present
- information about any long-term conditions you have
- your immunisation history
- how you would like to be treated
- what support you might need
- who should be contacted for more information about you.
If you would like your SCR to include any additional information please let the Practice know
Further information can be found at: www.digital.nhs.uk or phone NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services