New Patient Registrations - November 2017
With reluctance, the Practice has formally closed its registration list temporarily. This means we will not be registering new patients until the end of November 2016, although if we feel we are able to reopen before this date, we will apply to NHS England and our local CCG. We would like to reassure you that we are doing this on “reasonable and non-discriminatory grounds”, in order to protect the quality of patient services we offer to our current existing patients.
We are happy to take contact details of anyone wanting to join the practice and once our temporary closure status is lifted, we will contact you and should you still wish to join us, you would be more than welcome.
We currently have approx. 10,500 patients and 4.5 GPs giving us a current ratio of Doctor / Patient of 2,333, which will reduce shortly to 4 - increasing our ratio to 2625 patients to each GP. This is much higher than the national recommendations
We will still continue to allow new births of existing families to register, to keep families together. The same will apply should existing patients inform us that they will be looking after foster children, or adoptions etc. Students returning home from college and moving back into their family home will also be accepted, if the family home is already registered and within our catchment area.
To find alternative practices, please check one of the following:-
NHS Choices website - www.nhs.uk/findservices
PALS - Patient, Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). Telephone: 0800 0525 270 (Mon – Fri: 8.30am to 4.30pm)
Or by word of mouth - (friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours) as not everyone living near us is registered with us and may have experience of other surgeries locally.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you but thank you for your understanding.
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.