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New Patient Registration

  • We are happy to register new patients who live within the practice area.
  • We do not discriminate on the grounds of your race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
  • You do not need to provide proof of address, immigration status, identification, or an NHS number to register with a GP surgery. However, providing identification such as a driving licence, passport or identity card helps us find your medical records and assists with the smooth transfer of your health information.
  • It is important that we have details of your immunisation history, especially if you are new to the UK and have received vaccinations abroad. Please complete the section within the form when asked.

How To Register?

To register as a new patient at the practice. Please follow the registration process below.

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Check You Live Within The Boundary Area

Enter your post code to check you live within the practice boundary area

If you are already a patient and are about to move to a new address please let the reception team know by completing our change of details form. They can decide whether or not you are still within our catchment area. If you are not, and you would like to stay with the practice, please let us know. All cases will be dealt with on an individual basis, by the practice manager and your named doctor.

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Complete Our Patient Registration Forms

If you live within the boundary area, please complete our new patient registration:

Temporary Services

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 a minimum of 3 weeks to a maximum of 3 months. This allows you to be on our practice list and still remain a patient at your permanent GP. After 3 months, your temporary registration will expire. After this time, if you wish to leave your current practice and become a permanent patient at Downend Health Group, you will need to submit a new patient registration form.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the 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.

 Further Information on Temporary Registration

Your Named GP

We allocate a 'Named, Accountable GP' to all of our registered patients. This GP will oversee any associated paperwork or test results. There may be occasion when, without prior notice, the practice may need to change your named, accountable GP. Please be assured that this has no effect on appointment availability, your treatment, or which of our clinicians you see. You are also not restricted to seeing your named, accountable GP, and are welcome to request any member of our healthcare team of your choosing. ​

Please ask a member of our reception team if you would like details of your current named, accountable GP. 

The NHS App

Downend Health Group would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.


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