Join The Practice
We are pleased to welcome new patients to our Practice. Please complete the following forms and bring them to reception with two proofs of identity documents.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
Supplementary Questionnaire for Children (if new patient is 17 yrs old or younger)
(Please note that these questionnaires are interactive with highlighted links that you can click on for additional information.)
Our practice area of approximately 400 square miles covers Barnard Castle and surrounding villages - see map opposite.
Online 'Pre-Registration' With the Practice
If you wish to pre-register click on the links below to open the forms. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Submit" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
New Patient Registration Check
We advise all new patients registering with the practice to make an appointment to see one of our nurses, as soon as possible. The nurses enquire about relevant past medical history, check immunisations are up to date and carry out a simple health check.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Non English Speakers
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
The main entrance allows easy access for the disabled including those in wheelchairs. The surgery also has appropriate toilet facilities. In the event of any difficulties please contact a member of staff.