How to register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.

You can register by completing the forms below or pick up the forms from reception.

Registration Form

New Patient Pack

New Patient Assessment Form

Fairfield Surgery Brochure

Online Access Request Form

When patients register at the practice all adults will be required to produce photographic identification e.g. a passport or a driving licence and ideally documentation to confirm your permanent place of residence.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

Newly registered patient consultation

When you return these forms to the surgery, we will make a new registration appointment for all the adults and for any children that are on repeat medication or have on going health issues. For adults we make a 10 minute appointment to initially see the Practice Nurse and then to see the doctor.

Children who are on repeat medications will be made an appointment with the doctor.The new registration consultation involves simple medical tests such as checking of blood pressure and an analysis of a urine sample as well as general information about diet and exercise. If you are on any repeat medication then these will also be sorted out at this time. This is also your opportunity to share your health beliefs and to make any inquiries to your doctor.

Temporary registration

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.

Please use this link to download the Temporary Resident Registration Form

Non-English speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 23rd June, 2022