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Register With The Practice?
The receptionist will provide you with the necessary information to register. You will be asked to complete a Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire. If you are registering children under the age of 16 you will also be asked to complete a form detailing your children’s names and ages.
To register as a new patient we need you to download the two forms below or alternatively collect forms from the reception. Please print off/collect and complete each form and bring into reception. Before you register at the surgery we will also need to see some photo ID (passport or driving licence) along with a utility bill showing your home address.
To protect you from identity fraud we also require your NHS number to complete your registration. If you don’t know this please contact your previous GP surgery. We are unable to register you at Plowright Medical Centre until these items have been provided. The new style NHS number has 10 digits which are all numerical.
Click here to download our practice leaflet : Plowright Surgery A5 Leaflet_2017
Summary Care Record
You may also have heard about the National Programme to create a Summary Care Record (SCR). This would allow the practice to share some of your details with other healthcare providers like the Out of Hours service and Hospital. The information we would share is mainly confirmation of where you live and your contact details as well as any allergies you may have. You can choose to have additional information included in your SCR, SCR adding additional info this can enhance the care you receive, you will need to fill in a consent form Enhanced SCR Form 2017 to enable us to update our records.
If you would prefer not to have your information shared it is important that you print off the opt out form and return it with your registration papers.
For further information please click:
Your Data Matters
The NHS wants to make sure you and your family have the best care now and in the future. Your health and adult social care information supports your individual care. It also helps us to research, plan and improve health and care services in England.
There are very strict rules on how this data can and cannot be used, and you have clear data rights. We are committed to keeping patient information safe and will always be clear on how it is used.
You can choose whether or not your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
Click here for the leaflet – NHS Data opt out Leaflet
For more information and to opt out, please click here – Your NHS Data Matters
New Patient Registration forms.
Please print off the forms below, fill them in and bring them with you on your first visit to the practice.
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.