New Patients

Please be aware

New patient registrations may take up to 10 working days to process.

Online applications and applications for Proxy Access may take up to 10 working days to process.

Catchment Area


Providing ID


We ask all new patients to provide identification upon registering. The following will be accepted as identification :

Examples of suitable ID:

  • birth certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • medical card
  • driving licence
  • passport
  • local authority rent card
  • paid utility bills
  • bank/building society cards/statements
  • National Insurance number card
  • payslip
  • letter from Benefits Agency/benefit book/signing on card
  • papers from the home office
  • P45

This list is not exhaustive. Please speak to a member of staff if you need further help.

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: