Join the Practice
Register as a New Patient
All patients registering will be required to complete a new patient registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire. Both forms are available online via the links below.
We now register patients who are outside of our area, but any home visits, if required will not be performed by our doctors and will be performed by Out Of Hours Team (Bardoc)
If you are unsure if you live in our area please use the map and postcode checker opposite. Alternatively call the surgery on 0161 643 9131.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Your named GP
Every patient has a named GP. This doctor has an important role to play in your healthcare. Some patients will already be aware of their named GP but if you would like to know, please just ask at reception or the next time that you call us.
Very little will change with your direct care. Your Named GP does NOT have to be the doctor you see most recently, and you should continue to book appointments as usual.
The Named GP is designed to reassure patients there is a doctor to provide an oversight into your care. The responsibilities of your named GP will be to:
Take the lead responsibility for ensuring that the surgery provides all the appropriate services you need
Ensure health and social care professionals deliver a care package that meets your needs.
Ensure your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice
Ensure you have access to a health check if requested.
It does NOT mean the named GP:
Takes responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals. If you have concerns, you must raise it with them in the first instance.
Is available other than at their normal working hours
Is personally available throughout the working week
Be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to you
It does NOT mean that you can insist on appointment with your named GP unless one is available in the normal way.
You must continue to book appointments with the practice in the same way. If you require an appointment with a GP urgently and are unable to book it with your ‘named GP’ please book in with another available doctor.
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: