In April 2015 NHS England declared that all patients must have a named doctor who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. At St Anthony’s we have had this system in place for many years. This means all correspondence that comes into the practice about you is read by your named doctor who takes overall responsibility for your care.
However this does not mean that you have to see your named doctor when you make an appointment. In fact it won’t always be possible to see your named doctor if you need to see someone urgently as many of our doctors work part time. You are free to choose to see any doctor but we do encourage you to try to see the same doctor about ongoing problems.
Please contact the Practice to find out who your named GP is if you are unsure.
The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked.
Click on the map and enter your postcode to check if you live within our catchment area.
If you are unsure, you can also contact reception to confirm.
If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to re-register with a more local practice.
If you live in our practice catchment area (see above) you can join our list. If you are registering your new baby please next section.
To register please visit the surgery with the following information:
- Your Medical Card OR, if you do not have a Medical Card please download and complete a GMS 1 form (also available from reception)
- 1 x Photo identification (eg Passport or Driving Licence)
- 1 x Utility bill or bank statement sent to your current address, which you have received within the last three months.
New Registrations Health Check
All new patients are given an appointment with the health care assistant for a registration health check and if you are on repeat medication you will need to make an appointment with one of the doctors before your first prescription is due.
You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please download and complete a GMS1 Registration Form (also available form reception) and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.
The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.
The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.
To register you will need to bring your passport plus download and complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (which is also available from reception).