Register as a New Patient
Our area of operation is defined by an 8 mile radius: This encompasses Tilstock, Bettisfield, Lyneal, Cockshutt, Burlton, Harmer Hill, Weston, Stanton and Higher Heath. This enables us to offer an efficient and quick service for both Home Visits and Emergencies. To be able to give best service to our existing patients, we have a strict policy of not registering anyone who lives or moves outside the area.
Please view our area map Catchment area map
If you are unsure you're within our catchment area please give us a call and we will confirm your eligibility. Once you are registered you will be able to take full advantage of all the services that we offer.
To enable us to speed up your registration, please fill in all relevant details on the registration form. Your notes can then be requested from your previous doctor/practice.
When you register you are also required to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
You will be asked to sign these forms on your first visit to the surgery to confirm that the details are correct.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Both sites at Wem and Prees offer automatic front door access suitable for wheelchairs and have disabled toilets.