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Registration & Forms

To register with the Practice, please complete the Registration Form, as well as the additional forms - New Patient Health Questionnaire, Communication Needs Form and the Electronic Prescription Nomination form below.  You need to provide two forms of ID - a photo ID and ID to confirm your address in our catchment area (although generally this is not required at present during the Covid-19 pandemic - unless we contact you directly to ask for ID).  If you are on repeat medication please speak to Reception about reauthorising your medication so that it can be dispensed.

When our surgery is open again, please call at reception to collect registration forms, or, alternatively, please click on the links below to open the forms. When you have completed all of the details on the Registration Form, click on the "Submit" button to mail your form to us.

Please ensure that your address is within the Practice boundary - if you are unsure, please check the practice boundary map or contact us.

For Adults (over 16's)

Registration Form (completion of this form is not proof of acceptance at the Practice until the form has been signed and two forms of ID provided (to include photo id and a household bill to confirm address) which we will be grateful if you could bring on your first attendance to the surgery.


For Children (under 16)

Registration Form (completion of this form is not proof of acceptance at the Practice until the form has been signed and a form of ID provided (ID and proof of address can be provided by legal guardian) which we will be grateful if you could bring on your first attendance to the surgery.

Invitation for a Health Check

If you are aged 40-74 and have no other chronic condition you may be entitled to a free NHS Health Check. If you would like to be invited for this Health Check, please contact us in 3 months to see if you are eligible.

Blood Pressure

If you are aged 40 or over, it is recommended you have your blood pressure checked at least every 5 years. Please book an appointment with the healthcare assistant for this.


You will be registered with Abbottswood Medical Centre but you can state which doctor you would normally prefer to see.  All patients, including children, are allocated a named, accountable GP, who is responsible for their overall care at the Practice - this is referred to as your 'Usual GP'.  If you are not aware of your usual GP please do check with any member of staff at any time.

To enable us to commence your care whilst waiting for your NHS records to arrive, please make an appointment to see a nursing assistant.

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.

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: