Register as a New Patient
If you cannot complete a registration form or do not have ID or proof of an address, it will not affect your registration. Please contact us on 01582 712021 for how to register.
For all those who can, we ask you to provide proof of address (e.g. recent utility bill) and one form of photographic ID. If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us. Our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire- this will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Both forms can be downloaded from the links below.
After registering with us it is often some time before your previous medical records arrive here.
Medical treatment is available from the date your registration is processed. Please contact reception for further information
For those with a local address - please be aware that to register with the Practice you must live within the Practice area.
Please bring the following along to the surgery you wish normally to be seen at (Harpenden or Wheathampstead):
- Photographic identification
- Proof of your address
- Completed registration forms (see list of options below) AND GMS1 Registration Form (downloaded from links below).
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
We have disabled access and full facilities and have been awarded a diploma by St Albans Council.
Please inform us if you have communication needs. We are able to provide information in different formats and can offer support where required.