Practice catchment area
The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked in blue. Go to the practice catchment area page and 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 new practice local to your new address.
How to register with us as a patient
If you live in our practice catchment area you can join our practice register.
Once you have confirmed that you live within our catchment area you can use the online registration forms below.
Click https://gp-registration.nhs.uk/G85721 or
New Patient Registration - Adults
New Patient Registration - Children
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can download the forms and complete them by hand. Just follow the 3 steps below to register with us at 301 East Street Surgery:
- Complete a registration form which can be downloaded or are available from reception. Download Registration form here (PDF, 284KB).
- Complete a GMS1 form which can be downloaded or are available from reception. Download GMS1 form here.
- Return your completed registration forms to reception.
Registrations are usually processed within 3-5 working days but could take longer if we need to check anything with you from the forms you have provided.
We recommend that you download the NHS App for your smartphone or tablet device. The NHS App allows you to seek medical advice, submit an eConsult to us, view aspects of your medical record as well as ordering repeat medication, viewing test results and booking appointments. To find out more about the NHS App please click on this link: The NHS App
If you do not have a smartphone or tablet device but still want access to online services, please email us or ask at reception access to online services. We will ask for photo ID (Driving Licence or Passport) as proof.
Summary Care Record
A Summary Care Record is an electronic record containing key health information, which can be made available to NHS healthcare staff caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
Why do I need a Summary Care Record?
Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.
Who can see it?
Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record.
Do I have to have one?
No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.
For further information visit the NHS Care records website
Download the opt out form (PDF, 208KB)
Your rights and responsibilities in the NHS
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/963705/NHS_Constitution_EasyRead.pdf (EXTERNAL DOWNLOAD LINK)