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New Patient Registration  

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. 

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You may be asked to provide evidence of residency. Please bring your medical card to the surgery; if this has been mislaid we will still be able to help you. As no one is automatically registered with a surgery, it is important that both you and all members of your household register at the same time. We recognise the important role of carers in looking after dependent relatives; please make it known if you are caring for someone.

     pdf GP Registration Form      pdf New Patient Registration Form

        pdfOpt out of the Summary Care Record

Who will be your doctor?

Your registration will be with the practice however you will be given a named doctor responsible for  care however you can see any of the doctors practising at the surgery, although you may have to wait longer to see a specific doctor. For continuity of care, we would encourage you to consult the same doctor as far as possible.

Your First Appointment

When you register with the practice you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire (one for each member of your household). This can be collected from our reception desk or downloaded below, printed and filled out to save you time. If you wish, you can make an appointment for a new patient check.

Summary Care Record

When registering with the practice you will also be asked whether you consent to your information being stored electronically and uploaded to a national database. This Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency wherever you are, or when your GP practice is closed. Lime Tree support the use of Summary Care Records and so if you do not complete the form below and hand it in, we will assume consent.

 Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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