Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme - The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.  All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.  You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months. The NHS are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.  You can also attend a local walk in clinic - click on this link to see the latest clinic venues and times.  

We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.  All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.  In terms of any planned appointments with the doctors, nurses and other clinical staff at the surgery, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

New Patient Registration

If you wish to register with this practice you will need to come into the surgery and put in your request with the receptionist.

You will be provided with a form to fill in some details:        

  • Name and address
  • Date of birth
  • Your former address if different
  • Your current doctor
  • Any repeat medication you take
  • The reason you are changing doctors

You must also bring in proof of address i.e. utility bill with your name and address on.

Once you have completed this form you should hand it into the receptionist who will tell you to contact the surgery the day after, either by telephone or in person.

If the doctor agrees to accept you on to his/her practice list you will need to complete an official form (GMS1) which will be sent to the Health Authority so that your medical records can be requested from you previous doctor.

You will also be given a letter of welcome, a questionnaire, a copy of the practice leaflet and an appointment to see one of the nurses for a brief medical check. This is because it can take a while for us to receive your medical records, particularly if you have come from another town.

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 A Patient Guide to GP Services

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