New Patients

Register as a New Patient

The Devonshire Lodge Practice does not accept ‘out of area’ patients. Patients currently registered with us who move away will need to register with a new local GP.

New patients wishing to register with the practice must live in our catchment area (see map) and must complete the application pack (available at reception or see below to download).

Please click on the map image for a larger version.

To assist us in locating your previous medical record it would be useful if you have your NHS number.

We would prefer to see a recent (last 3 months) utility bill, bank statement or similar, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

The name on the documents must be the registrant’s name unless you can provide a marriage certificate or deed of change of name.

Your registration status with us will depend on whether you are a visitor, staying temporarily in the area or are a permanent resident.

As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a new patient health check with the nurse.

Further information about the Registration process is available on the NHS website (see HERE)

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.

Other Information

All asylum seekers and refugees, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless and overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are eligible to register with a GP practice even if those visitors are not eligible for secondary care (hospital care) services.

To join our practice you need to download and complete the forms in the registration pack above.

Non-English Speakers

The fact sheets below have been written to explain the role of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to 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

Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.

(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).