REGISTER WITH THE PRACTICE

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area. We look after patients who live in Newburn, Throckley, Walbottle , North Walbottle, West Denton, Chapel House, Chapel Park, Lemington and  across the Tyne to cover the Stella Riverside housing development.

We also have an Outer Boundary which allows patients to move a short distance outside of the agreed practice area without having to change their GP.

Here is a map of our boundaries is and here is a postcode checker allowing you to check whether you are in our area.

[The area within the black line is the Inner Boundary and in order to register with the Practice you must live within this boundary. The area within the green line is our Outer Boundary and existing patients who live within the Inner Boundary and subsequently move to the Outer Boundary may remain with the practice if they wish] 

Our policy remains that if patients move beyond the Outer Boundary they must expect to change their GP surgery. The reason for is that we are required to do house visits for those patients who need them and it would not be possible to do this outside our boundary. 

 

How to register at the Surgery

There are 3 main forms to be completed and a separate form must be completed for each person who wants to register. 

  1. GMS 1 registration form. Currently this is only available as a pdf document but you can download it to fill in and bring with you to the surgery or email it to us at newburnsurgery.a86038@nhs.net. We will ask you to provide proof of ID and address to register (unless you have a good reason for not being able to provide this) in order to ensure that we have accurate details for you and that we get the correct medical records from our previous doctor. We would like photo ID such as a passport of driving licence and a proof of address such as a recent utility bill or council tax bill. Images of these documents can be submitted electronically to the practice e-mail address as above or brought with you to the practice in person.
  2. We have a new registration questionnaire (Word Document) so we have information about your health and preferences before your medical records arrive at the surgery.
  3. We recommend all our patients register to ACCESS our SERVICES ONLINE. Complete the form for online access to surgery services after reading the leaflet about online services

 

We recommend that you have a Summary Care Record to make important medical information about you available in an emergency. There is a consent form (Word Document) for this together with an information leaflet.

We are trying to improve people's health by offering advice and help about excess alcohol use. We use the Audit-C questionnaire (Word document) to identify those who might need this. There is a supplementary information sheet about alcohol

 

There is further information about registering at a GP on the NHS choice site at NHS - GP Registration.

 

Out of area registration

It is possible to register at the Surgery if you live outside our area on the understanding that the practice will not be able to provide home visits. This is at the discretion of the doctors because if you have medical conditions that may mean you will require home visits in the foreseeable future the doctors may feel that it would be safer for you to be registered within the boundaries of another practice.

You need to consider this carefully because, although the NHS is supposed to have services to provide visits for patients registered out of area, these services may not be straightforward to access.

Generally you should only consider out of area registration if you are confident that you will be able to come to the Surgery when you need to be seen and if you do not have significant medical problems.

The other issue that arises is that the practice tends to have links mainly to local hospitals and services for investigations and it may cause complications if, for example, you want to be referred for tests or hospital treatment closer to home.

There is further information available at NHS - About NHS services - patient- choice- GP- practices.

 

Treatment of non-patients

We do not normally see patients not registered with the practice.

However, in an emergency, or where friends and relatives from outside the practice area are visiting our own patients, we will make exceptions. In such cases you will be asked to complete a temporary resident form by reception. Details of your treatment will be passed on to your usual doctor.

 

Updated Jan 2020

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