Register as a New Patient
We accept patients living in the village and surrounding area, including Woodhurst, Pidley, Fenton, Bury and Upwood. You can check if you are able to register with us by using the catchment area tab at the top of the page.
Patients registering at the practice will not be assigned to any particularly doctor. We would, however, recommend as far as possible that you see the same doctor if you are being treated for an ongoing condition.
As you can appreciate it can take a little time completing the necessary paperwork, and we would therefore request that any patient moving to the area wishing to register with the Practice, does so prior to making an appointment with a doctor or nurse (preferably outside surgery hours). This avoids causing additional delays at the reception desk during a busy surgery.
What you will need to bring…
Ideally you should bring your NHS card, issued either at birth or when you last registered with a doctor. If you cannot find this card we have registration forms at the surgery.
You can also complete online forms below:
Before filling out any of the registration forms, please check on the catchment area tab (above) that you are able to register with this surgery by entering your postcode. At this time we are only able to accept patients onto our list who reside within this area. This is to ensure the saftey of all our patients.
Once you have registered the receptionist will offer an appointment with one of our nurses for a New Patient Registration Medical. This allows us to introduce ourselves to new patients as well as recording any past medical history. It is an opportunity to record any on-going medication needs. These medicals only take about 15-20 minutes and will include checking a urine sample.
The receptionist will endeavour to make this appointment at a convenient time to suit the patient - note early morning, lunchtime and early evening appointments available.
If you wish to register for online patient access, which allows you to book an appointment for a doctor or our nurse practitioner online, please contact reception who will be happy to print off the relevant details for you.
What if you move out of our catchment area...
If you move outside our catchment area you will be asked to re-register at a practice closer to your residence, for your own safety and best possible care. Upon notification of your new address you will be given 28 days to re-register at a new practice. After this time, if you are still a patient at the Moat House Surgery, your records will be sent back to the Health Authority and you will receive notification. From this date you will no longer be a patient at the surgery.
Temporary Patient 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.
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.
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