Register as New Patient
Patients are accepted from the villages of Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth, Fowlmere, Thriplow, Foxton, Barrington, Orwell, Whaddon, Kneesworth, and the town of Royston (see below for more details). Our reception staff can confirm your eligibility from your postcode so please bring along proof of address such as a recent utility bill.
You will also need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. These are available from reception or can be completed online below.
How do you want your health records shared?
A form is available so your views can be recorded.
If you want to access the online services now would be an ideal opportunity. We need to confirm identity and home address and will then provide a logon ID and password.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
The Inner Boundary
The inner boundary (highlighted in the pink area) includes:
- Royston Town
The Outer Boundaries
The outer boundaries (highlighted in orange) include:
- Flint Cross
Existing patients moving to the outer boundaries, who request to stay with the practice are assessed on an individual bases, taking into consideration the patient’s best interests, a decision will be made at the Partnership’s discretion.
Patients not previously registered at the practice, living in the outer boundaries will not automatically be registered. It is recommended that they seek alternative registration at a practice serving those areas as their ‘inner boundaries’.
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 that 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.
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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Disabled Patient Facilities
We have a large and visitor friendly entrance and outer foyer which opens directly into the practice. This allows easy access for all our patients.
Our waiting room is spacious and comfortable and has access to both the reception desk and dispensary hatch. It leads to the consulting rooms, with ease of access for patients, wheelchairs and prams.