New Patients

How to Register with the Practice

Thank you for considering registering with our practice.You can register with the practice online, which is our preferred method too.

Our practice is offering online registration; this is open to all residents in our catchment area.

Online New Patient Registration Form - Abernethy House Surgery

Your registration will be processed within two working days. If you want to come in person to register, we will be happy to help you. Please check that your postcode is within our catchment area. You do not have to show any ID or proof of address to register.


Register as a New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area (click on the map opposite for a larger version) and a member of our reception team will be happy to guide you through the process.

Online registration forms are available below or can be obtained from reception.

If you have a medical card please provide it along with a utility bill and photo ID in order for us to check your address. If you have registered with a GP before we will need your NHS Number.

Find your NHS number:

All new patients are invited to attend a medical with the practice nurse.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration.  Please contact reception for further information.

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.

Temporary Resident Form

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:

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Disabled Patient Facilities

For patients in wheelchairs, there is a ramp leading up to the surgery.

We also have purpose built toilet facilities for disabled patients and a lift to the first floor consultation rooms.