Oakside Surgery

01752 766000

How to register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to our practice area.

New Patients – The practice accepts new patients from within a designated practice area. A map showing the exact practice boundary can be seen on the back page of this leaflet.

All new patients wishing to register with the practice should complete form GMS1 ‘Family Doctor Service Registration’ together with the Surgery’s ‘New Patient Registration Form’. These should then be returned once completed to reception.

If you are on any medication, please bring either the repeat slip from your previous surgery or the medication itself to your first appointment with a GP or Nurse.

We’re improving how we communicate with patients. When completing the New Patient Registration Form please tell us if you need information in a different format or communication support by completing the relevant questions on the form.

If you need to update this information at any time please ask for a communication card from reception.

For more information on The Accessible Information Standard visit: www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo

Named GP – All patients registered with the practice will be allocated a named GP who is responsible for a patients’ overall care. You will be informed who this is when you first register with the practice; if you have a preference for a particular GP when registering this should be notified to the receptionist when handing in your completed GMS1 form.

If, in the future, you wish to know who your named GP is please ask at reception for details.

Moving out of the Practice Area – As we are unable to provide the full range of services to patients outside our practice area we encourage you to re-register with a practice close to your new home address as soon as you move outside our practice area.

IMPORTANT – moving within the Practice Area – If your contact details change due to moving to another address or changing your phone/mobile number or email we need to know as soon as possible so we can update our records. At the earliest opportunity we ask that you complete a ‘Change of Address / Contact Details Form’ and hand it in to the Surgery.

Please note we will be unable to update any of your contact details without this form being completed. It may take up to 5 working days for any changes to be made.

Temporary Residents –  We are happy to see Temporary Residents on an ‘immediate and necessary’ basis, for example, if you become ill whilst on holiday or whilst you are staying at an address in our practice area on a temporary basis. We do not however see temporary residents for routine matters (this includes ear syringing, travel & childhood immunisations, cervical smears and anything else that is not considered urgent).

Repeat Medication for Temporary Residents:-

If during your stay you discover you have either run out of or forgotten your medication, we are able to issue you with a short term, emergency supply as long as…

  • You are registered with the surgery
  • Bring proof of identification with you when registering
  • Bring proof of the medication you are taking, this could be a copy of your repeat prescription or an empty pill packet.
  • If you do not have proof to hand, you will need to contact your normal surgery and get them to fax a copy of your repeat medication as proof.
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