New Patients

Register as a New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients located within our catchment area. As it often takes some time for records to reach up from your previous GP, all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire. We offer our new patients a check up with our healthcare assistants, as well as a routine consultation with one of our doctors if required.

Whilst your documents might not reach us right away, we offer medical treatment from the date of registration. Patients choosing to move from a local practice to us will be registered with us from the day of their first routine consulation with a doctor.

For more information, or to request a new patient registration form, please contact our reception team. If you are comfortable registering online, we also have both the new patient questionnaire and new patient registration form available to be completed through a web form on our surgery website below.

Catchment Area Checker

To check if you live within the Churchfields Surgery catchment area, please click on the map to the right. This will open a larger version in another window that allows you to enter your home postcode.

Requirements for registrations:

In order to register you on our system, we require the following:

  1. If you are over 16 you need to fill in the "New Patient Registration Form for OVER 16s" which can be found below.
  2. If you are under 16 then fill in the "New Patient Registration for UNDER 16 years of age" which can also be found below.
  3. If you are over the age of 16, you will be required to provide proof of address (utility bill, bank statment), as well as a form of photo ID (such as a passport, drivers license etc). Please send these to churchfields.surgery@nhs.net or you can bring it into surgery.
  4. If you are registering a new born baby, please send up a copy of the baby's red book. This should include the baby's NHS number. Please send this to churchfields.surgery@nhs.net

Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill whilst away from home, or not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from a local GP practice for up to 14 days. After this time, you would be required to register as a temporary or permanent patient at that practice.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This allows you to stay on local GP practice list, whilst still remaining on the register for your permanent GP. After three months, you will have to re-register as a temporary patient, or permanently register with the local practice.

To register as a temporary patient, simply contact the local practice that you wish to register for. Practices are not obligated to accept you as a temporary patient, though they are required to offer emergency treatment when requested. You cannot be registered as a temporary patient at a local practice in a town/area where you are already registered.

You can find more information on temporary patient registrations here.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

There is easy disabled access throughout our building here at BHI Parkside.

From the disabled parking spaces located near our main entrance, through to the auomatic doors, leading to a pair of lifts for reaching the upper levels of our site, we aim to make your visit a comfortable one.

Our receptionists are always happy to assist you, and we have a hearing loop in place for those who require it. Our main reception desk features a reduced height counter, as well as a private discussion room if there is something you wish to discuss in confidence.

Our reception areas feature a variety of seating environments, currently socially distanced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We also provide free Wi-Fi access and television viewing for our patients as they wait.

If you are having any difficulty accessing or services, please do ask our receptionists who will do all they can to offer appropriate assistance.