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HOW TO REGISTER

Welcome to Polden Medical Practice

Before trying to register  as a Permanent patient please check the catchment map  to see if you are within our catchment area.  CLICK on ... Catchment Area Map

Please Note: this catchment map is for initial guidance only. If you live close to the catchment boundary or are unsure then you MUST ring the Reception team on 01278 722077. They will  double check and confirm if your postcode and house number match the official Practice catchment list.

 

How to Register with the Practice a Step by Step Guide: 

Permanent Registration

  1. If you reside within the practice catchment area (see instructions above) you can register with the Practice.  The preferred way is for patients to come into the surgery to complete the necessary paperwork as the forms must be signed before we can complete the registration.   All new patient registrations are subject to Confirmation of the catchment area and the completion of a New Patient Form with forms of identification that includes your address.

  2. To become Fully Registered Patient you will need to Complete the GMS1 Form by clicking the blue download bar. Only complete this if you have checked the catchment area and wish to join the practice as a permanent patient.


     
  3.  On registration you will be allocated a named, accountable GP and it is hoped you will see this doctor for continuity of care. Patients have the right to express a preference to receive services from a particular doctor or professional group and the practice will endeavour to comply with any reasonable preference expressed. Nevertheless, the practice has the right to refuse such a request where it has reasonable grounds to do so.
     
  4. Complete the New Patient Questionnaire - Click here to download.

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BRING TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION ONE WITH A PHOTO AND THE OTHER WITH AN ADDRESS. ​WE CANNOT PROCESS YOUR REGISTRATION UNTIL ALL OF THE ABOVE STEPS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. 
 

Temporary Registration (Visitors)

If you are a visitor to the area, only staying for a short while, and need to be seen by a GP then you are able  to register as a temporary patient with the Practice.   Please go to the forms page and  Complete the New Patient Temporary Registration Form (GMS3).    

CLICK on....  Forms Page

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. As it often takes sometime for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a consultation with the doctor.

Please book a 20 minute Self help Healthcheck appointment with our Health Care Assistant within 6 weeks of registering with us so that we can provide you with continuity of care.

Please contact reception for further information including how to book appointments and request repeat prescriptions online.

We have a Patient Group who meet every 6-8 weeks or you can join the virtual Patient Group to whom we send newsletters, bulletins about surgery closure times for training and an annual survey in case you would like to fill one in. See our Patient Group page on this website.

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