Fairlands Medical CentreTel: 01483 594250
Glaziers Lane SurgeryTel: 01483 813274
Fairlands' patient list is open for new patients and if you live in our catchment area then you are welcome to register with us. Please speak with a receptionist.
Please come to the practice where you will be asked to complete registration forms. Or you can print these here and bring these with you.
Request to Join GP Practice/New Patient Registration Form
When you come to the surgery you will also be asked to complete a medical questionnaire to provide us with initial information and to corroborate subsequent correct entry of your medical history from medical records that are often received some time later.
Please note, in order to complete your registration you will be asked to bring photographic ID (driving licence or passport) and an official letter as proof of address (i.e. utility bill, council tax bill, tenancy agreement, car insurance certificate - not mobile phone bill) with you for each person over 18 years of age. Children will need to have photographic ID (if available).
All new patients are requested to have a new patient health check as part of the registration procedure. This initial check provides the practice with basic essential information about you and can often reveal some very important conditions. We recognise that this may often be an inconvenience when patients are essentially well but we will not be in a position to look after you in the best informed way without it. This check will cover a brief medical history, details of medication you may be taking and include a few very simple examinations. Please bring a urine sample with you. Specimen bottles are available at reception.
Patients are no longer officially registered with a specific GP but with the practice as a whole. This means that you will have the freedom to choose any of our GPs and it will not be necessary for you to re-register if at any time you wish to change to another GP within the practice. Nevertheless, at the outset, you will be allocated to an individual GP in order to distribute workload across the practice evenly. All of us recognise the need for continuity of care for patients so that you can benefit from a GP whom you can come to know and trust, and who is familiar with your medical history.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Guide to Catchment Area
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
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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