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Registration and Practice Area


We are pleased to welcome new patients to our Practice.  Our practice area of approximately 400 square miles covers Barnard Castle and surrounding villages - see map opposite. to ensure you live within our catchment area.


Please click on the link below to complete an online registration form to register with the practice.

For those that do not have online access, registration forms are available at the main reception desk in the practice.


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.

Temporary Registrations

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.