Our practice list is open and we are accepting new patients that live in our practice area.
We are currently registering patients new to our catchment area who do not already have a GP in St Leonards on Sea.
It is preferred that the patient visits the surgery her/him self and provide 2 forms of ID along with own medical card as all required for registration; if no medical card is present, a medical card application form will be given to be completed and sent to the health authority for issuing a new card for the patient. a proof of address is also required such as bank statement, utility bill, or driving licence.
Other surgery registration forms will be given to gather information about the patient personal details i.e. Name, Address, D.O.B, NHS number, also, patient previous doctor’s details. The forms also include patient health questionnaire as to provide background information about the individual health status. this can be obtained from our Reception. Once forms are completed, it will be submitted to the Doctor for approval, and once the patient(s) is/are accepted, he/she will be given a New Patient Check’s appointment with the practice nurse; and a urine pot for supplying urine sample that would be returned to the surgery when seeing the nurse.
If you do not have your medical card, please fill in our permanent patient registration form or new-born baby registration form, both available from reception, or you may download a copy below:
A New Patient Check appointment will be given usually within two weeks after the approval of the registration, this is the amount of time required to request/receipt the patient full medical records from previous doctor. We regret that the doctor will not be able to see the patient until after the completion of the New Patient Check, however; the patient can still be seen at the discretion of the doctor who may feels that such medical condition is classified as an emergency. The new patient can still be seen by their previous doctor if it is still convenient.
The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.
To register you will need to complete our Temporary Resident Registration form which is available from reception, or can be downloaded below: