Crofton SurgerySlack LaneCroftonWakefield, WF4 1HJTel: 01924 862621
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
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
Please be aware that we have had to formally close our practice list. Please read the notice called "like to register" on our home page or click the tab called Register for further details. We hope to remove this closure as soon as we are able.
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 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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