New Patients

Register as New Patient

We are pleased to accept registration requests from patients who are living in the area. Please check here for the Practice’s Catchment Area to see if you are eligible to register at Central Surgery. You can either print off the registration forms from the attachments below or pop in to the surgery and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.

If you wish to register please complete the GMS1 form, New Patient Questionnaire, Patient-Practice Agreement & the Patient Online Access forms by clicking on each of the links below. Please print off and complete all appropriate forms depending on the age of the patient registering. You will then need to email them to us at with the following documentation:

Photographic proof of ID, either a photo driving licence or passport.


Proof of current address, either a recent utility bill (no less than 2 months old), or a mortgage / bank statement / letter off landlord / rental agreement.

All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Please note Central Surgery has a strict registration policy which states that if a patient moves out of the practice's catchment area the patient will not be permitted to remain with the surgery and will have to register with a GP in their new address area. This is to ensure the surgery remains non discriminatory and to be fair to all patients who remain in the Practice’s catchment area.  

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.

Non-English Speakers

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

There is wheelchair access and a hearing loop installed at our reception desk.