New Patient Registration

We are open to any new patients who live in the Durham area.

For more information on the process there is information below.

Once you have confirmed you live within our practice area, simply see our receptionist and ensure you have the following information:

– Full name, including previous names
– Date and place of birth
– Last address
– New address and post code
– Last name and address of your previous Doctor
– NHS number (if you know it)
– Personal identification document (original) e.g. passport, driving licence
– Proof of address e.g. utility bill, tenancy agreement

You will need to complete an NHS (GMS1) Registration Form for each member of your household when you register in person. Copies are available from the Surgery and on this website.

As it takes a while for your medical records to transfer to our practice we also ask you to complete a confidential medical history questionnaire for each person being registered. This will help the doctors and nurses to manage your health needs before your medical records are sent to the practice.

To save time you can download all the forms you need to register from this website.

Download the NHS (GMS1) Registration Form (all new patients)

Download a personal history form for new patients (Student)

Download a personal history form for new patients (Adult: 14yrs + over)

Download a personal history form for new patients (Child: under 14yrs)

You will need to print a separate form for each member of your household who wishes to register as a patient with us.

The Practice provides general medical services for the Durham City population. Our practice boundary includes the following areas:

– Gilesgate
– Belmont
– Carrville
– Sherburn Village
– Merryoaks
– Nevilles Cross
– Framwellgate Moor
– Pity Me
– Shincliffe
– Durham City Centre

To register as a new patient with the practice patients must reside within the defined practice boundary. If unsure, please check with reception.

Every patient registering with the practice will have the opportunity of a new patient consultation. The appointment gives you a chance to meet us, have your health checked and bring to light any ongoing medical problems or important past medical history, including continuing your medication.

Your appointment may be with your doctor, a practice nurse or the Health Worker.

We will ask you about the following:

– Your past medical history (important illnesses and operations)
– Ongoing medical problems
– Medication
– Family history
– You will have your blood pressure taken and your urine will be tested. Occasionally other examinations or tests may be done if needed.

We are working with the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Services to reduce the number of people who claim NHS Care fraudulently. We now require you to provide proof of identity and entitlement to NHS care. A copy of your proof of identify and entitlement to NHS care will be stored electronically in your Medical Records on our Computer System.

The following proofs of identity will be accepted (in preferred order):

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), Passport (including visa for stay in the UK), NHS Medical Card, Photo Driving Licence, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, National Insurance Number Card, Evidence of benefit entitlement, Wageslip with employer details

You must provide proof within 5 working days following completion of your registration application. Failure to provide the documentation will result in your application being rejected.

If you change your name, address, or telephone number, please let our receptionists know by calling into the surgery where you will be given a form to complete.

If you move outside the practice area you will need to find a doctor in your new area. There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.

Last modified: June 23, 2020