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Catchment Area

Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area using the map and postcode checker opposite.

Find out which GPs you can register with on the NHS website.

Registering with the surgery

There are a number of ways to register with the surgery:

  • we would prefer that you visit reception and collect paper registration forms and we can explain the process to you.

When you register, it’s helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.

Photograph identification and proof of new address will be required to be produced where possible. If you can not produce this it will not affect your regsitration.

It is a requirement of registration with this Practice that you attend for a new patient health check with our healthcare assistant. In this respect please complete the “Why we do a new patient health check and authorisation for blood form” and bring that to the appointment.

You will be asked to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment with the registration forms to allow us to complete your registration electronically. 

We are also using a new online service called Register with a GP surgery  that makes it easy to register with this GP surgery.

Just fill in this quick online form to start the process. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

The service is designed and run by the NHS, so your personal information is safe. It cuts our administrative workload and makes it easier for you to register.

Paper forms are still available if you need one from reception

Contact our reception team here: 01539 718191

Practice Boundary

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Out of Area Registration

Anyone residing outside the Practice Area may apply to register with this practice but must note they will not be entitled to home visits and must consent to attend the practice for all necessary review appointments etc.

If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a surgery near to your home (this may be a face to face appointment or a home visit with a local healthcare professional where necessary).

Please ask at Reception for Out of Area application and registration forms. Complete these in full and return them to the practice. Your application will be considered by the Partners and you will then be made an appointment for a New Patient check with the healthcare assistant. Your registration will only be made when you attend the appointment and you need to bring appropriate identification with you.

If you are accepted but your healthcare needs change we may have to review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP Practice closer to your home.

Temporary 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.

Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015, practices are required to allocate all patients (including children) with a named accountable GP.

The named GP is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all appropriate services, where required based on clinical judgement, to each of their patients.

  • Patients do not need to see their named GP when they book an appointment with the practice.
  • Patients are entitled to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.

GP Allocation

A - F= Dr William Lumb, G - K =  Dr Rachael Tedd

L - M = Dr Martin Armer, N - O = Dr Jenny Armer

P - Z = Dr Edward Thompson



Accessing someone else’s information

As a parent, family member or carer, you may be able to access services for someone else. We call this having proxy access. We can set this up for you if you are both registered with us.

To requests proxy access:

  • collect a proxy access form from reception

Linked profiles in your NHS account

Once proxy access is set up, you can access the other person’s profile in your NHS account, using the NHS App or website.

The NHS website has information about using linked profiles to access services for someone else.