New Patients

Register as New Patient

We are pleased to accept registrations from patients who are living in our catchment area (see map attachment below).

All new patients are invited for a short health check with the nurse when they ask to register. We are unable to register you fully until this has been done. It is a valuable way of meeting you and establishing continuity of care; your previous medical records may not reach us for several weeks.

All new patients are requested to complete the online registration form and new patient questionnaire or come to into the surgery and complete the hard copy registration form and questionnaire. We would also kindly request that you bring in photo ID and proof of address as this helps with registration.

Please contact reception for any further information.

Catchment Area Map.pdf

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

At  Merritt Medical Centre we offer a generous amount of parking with dedicated reserved car parking spaces for disabled patients. These are marked out spaces towards the main entance.

Wheelchair access to the building is via the front entrance. Most of our patient services are provided at ground floor level; however, a lift is provided to access the first floor. A disabled patients' WC is provided near the front entrance.

If access proves difficult to any of our disabled patients, we would be happy to consider any suggestions for improvement.