JOINING FORUM FAMILY PRACTICE
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
As part of a national programme, from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them. The Forum Family Practice operate personal GP lists and you as a patient will be informed of your named GP at the point of registration.
Your named GP will have overall responsibility for your care but it does not prevent or restrict you from seeing any other GP or nurse in the Practice.
Do you live within our Registering Boundary Area?
We accept new patients who have moved into our Practice Area.
In order to check whether you are in our Practice Area please enter and check your postcode using the following map:
How to register
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us please complete one of our registration forms that are available on this page or from our reception staff. On the form you will be able to state which doctor you would prefer to see on a regular basis, subject to their availability. Please also bring photographic I.D (driving licence,passport) and proof of your current address.
We aim to offer all new patients, over the age of 16 years, a medical review when they join the Practice. To help us gather important information about our new patients we appreciate the completing of a health questionnaire and for our new patients to bring a specimen of urine for testing at the consultation.
You may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
Please click here to get directions.
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:
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.