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