PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY
TO REGISTER, YOU NEED TO COMPLETE BOTH THE GMS1 AND THE NEW PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE.
If you choose to register on-line, we are very happy for you to email 2 scanned copies of your ID which should include at least 1 form of photo ID, ie. passport/driving licence whenever possible. Please email your documents to:
Please note you won't be fully registered until we see and approve your ID.
Please check to see if you live within our boundary area, enlarge the boundary map on the right and click on the magnifying glass in the top left hand corner and key in your postcode - a little red dot should appear where your postcode is on the map. If it falls within our boundary, then you are eligible to register with us. Please download and complete the forms below if you would like to register with us. Alternatively you can complete online pre-registration forms below.
If you cannot send us your documents via email please bring them to the surgery.
If you would like to opt out of having a Summary Care Record created please complete the relevant form, sign and date it, handing it in with the rest of your paperwork.
New Patient Health Check
You are entitled to make an appointment for a health check with a GP or nurse. Please ask at reception or telephone:
01562 822 015 for Aylmer Lodge Surgery
01562 850 770 for Cookley Medical Centre
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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
There is a ramp giving wheelchair and disabled access into the surgery at Cookley, with wheelchair access as standard in our new building at Hume Street along with a lift to the first floor. Toilet facilities and parking are available. The Cookley Practice is in an adapted building and some of the corridors are not as wide as modern specifications might dictate.
The Aylmer Lodge Practice is now located in a purpose built building which gives easy access for all patients.