If you would like to register as a patient with the James Cochrane Practice it is best to first speak to one of the receptionists, either in person or by telephoning the office on 01539 718080. We now require 2 forms of ID for registration with the practice, a photo ID and proof of address. The receptionist will be able to advise you on what we can accept. They can also advise you on whether your address lies within the area from which the practice is eligible to register patients, or you can click on the tab above to view a map of our current practice boundary.
On registration the practice offers you a ‘New Patient Check’ which is usually performed by a Health Care Support Worker. The New Patient Check comprises of a blood pressure, height and weight measurement and a urine screen for diabetes. Your individual medical needs and medication will be reviewed during a scheduled appointment by the doctor with whom you are registered. You are not restricted to seeing only this doctor and you can book to see any doctor, when necessary. You are entitled to register with another doctor in the future, if this is appropriate and at the discretion of the Practice.
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the “Send” button to mail your form to us. We will not be able to register you however until you have attended the surgery to sign the registration form to confirm that the details are correct. Please note there are also extra registration forms that will need to be picked up from one of our surgeries to complete registration.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this completed form to confirm that the details are correct. You may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
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. It covers 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.
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We have recently altered our practice boundary. Anyone living in the green area of the map can register with the practice providing our practice list is open.