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Register as a New Patient
You can make initial inquiries by telephoning the Practice on 01942 807600 following which, if you decide to register with the Practice, you will be asked to call in to surgery to collect the necessary paperwork that will allow you to register with the Practice.
You may also use the links below to indicate your initial interest in registering with the Practice; in order to complete your registration there will be more paperwork presented to you by reception staff, therefore, please follow any submission you make via the link with a telephone call to reception staff on 01942 807600.
You will be required to supply us with your National Health Number (please note this is not the same as your National Insurance Number) - this can be seen on your current medical card (if you hold one) or you can obtain it from your current GP. You should also provide proof of ID by producing one photo ID and one other form of ID such as utility bill with your name/address on it.
Upon registering with the Practice, anyone over the age of five years will be extended the opportunity to undergo a new patient medical. Although a new patient medical is not a mandatory requirement for registration purposes, as a Practice we would encourage you to avail yourself of this check as it provides you with the opportunity to meet with Susan Parr, Practice Nurse, who will discuss any previous medical problems you may have had, gain details of any repeat medication(s) you are currently taking, ascertain whether you belong on any disease registers (such as diabetic, chronic heart disease, thyroid register(s)) and arrange any necessary follow-up/referral by/to outside agencies appertaining to such registers. The medical will also extend you the opportunity to have a blood pressure check, a cardio-vascular risk assessment and generally allows the Practice to gain information on you which may prove helpful at a later date.
An appointment for a new patient medical takes approximately twenty minutes but proves an ideal opportunity to meet with some of the Practice staff/familiarise yourself with procedures etc.
Practice boundaries are necessary to restrict visiting areas to within reasonable limits. The areas covered by the surgery are Lowton and Golborne and adjoining parts of Leigh.
Out of Area Registration
Patients who do not reside in the immediate vicinity of the Practice, but perhaps work in the Practice vicinity can be registered with the Practice for appointments purposes but will not be extended home visits - these would be offered to you by contacting NHS 111. If you wish to apply for Outside of Area Registration, please speak to the Reception team by telephoning 01942 807600.
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:
Access & Parking
The surgery premises has access/toilet facilities for the disabled.
The surgery has sufficient car parking space at the front of the premises for a small/limited number of cars including disabled parking space; if you are able-bodied and able to park in any of the surrounding areas/avenues where other parking spaces are available/allowable, we would be grateful if you would do this so as car parking space at the surgery premises can be available for those patients visiting the surgery who are less able-bodied. Vehicles parked on the surgery premises (or in any of the surrounding areas/avenues) are parked at your own risk.
There is a Pharmacy in close proximity to the surgery on Braithwaite Road.