Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
All patients registered at the surgery have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
Do you live within our Registering Boundary Area?
How to Register
Please call at the practice on any day we are open but at least half an hour before we close. We will ask you to provide documents etc..
- Photographic proof of your ID, e.g. passport or driving licence.
- Your name, date of birth and NHS number (if you know it).
- Your town and country of birth.
- Your previous address.
- Your previous doctors name and address.
- If you are already registered with a GP your NHS medical card.
If you haven't got your card your records can be traced and we will ask for:
- Proof of address showing that you live in the practice area.
This may include: Utility bill, Phone bill (NOT Mobile), Bank statement, Driving licence, Rent agreement with your name and current address.
- Complete a brief questionnaire for each member of the family.
It is very important that you complete this as it may take some months for your medical records to reach us.
- Complete details of your and your family history, medical history as well as blood pressure, height and weight on our Surgery POD within the waiting room.
- If on long term medication, please could you bring along a copy of your last repeat prescription from your previous GP.
Patients are accepted purely on eligibility and address and not on their health, age, gender, religion or other criteria If your application is accepted you may be asked to make an appointment with a nurse for a check-up. This allows us to check a few things like your blood pressure and to make sure we have a picture of your previous medical history and also just to say hello! Please bring a urine sample with you.
- Visitors to the area and eligible for NHS care may be accepted as 'temporary residents' for a limited period.
- Overseas visitors are treated on an NHS basis for ‘immediately necessary’ medical emergencies only.
Our practice has a defined boundary which has been agreed with the Tameside and Glossop Primary Care Trust. The catchment area comprises of Denton, part of Audenshaw and the adjoining area. This includes Guidebridge, Dane Bank, Haughton Green and part of Dukinfield. Part of post code M34 and SK14 is included in our cathchment area. Please ask at the reception for the precise catchment area and to make sure that you live within this boundary before you register. If you are outside the boundary, you will be asked to find another doctor.
You will be asked to complete form GMS1
You will also be required to complete form New Patient Registration Form
This applies to each member of your family and the forms can be downloaded from the link above.
Completed forms and enquiries pertaining to registration of patients can be emailed to the practice.
If you have just come into the UK, we will need proof that you intend to work or study in the UK (work permit or supporting letter from your employer or the education provider).
To be accepted onto the practice list you will need to arrange your new patient health check. This should be booked at the time of registration and completed within 4 weeks of registration.
Your registration forms take 48 hours to process and your health check should normally be completed before you may book your first appointment to see a doctor.
Asylum seekers are entitled to the same health services as other UK residents. To register, you must prove your identity by an ARC card or Home Office papers and also provide proof of where you live.
Parents or guardians can register a baby at the practice by completing and presenting form GMS1
Also attach a copy of the birth certificate. They should ensure that they quote the baby's NHS number that has been provided to them through the maternity unit or from child health department.
If you wish to see a GP and are visiting the area for more than 24 hours but less than three months, you can apply to register with the practice as a temporary resident.
The application can be made using form GMS3
Out of Area
We are unable to accept patients who live outside this area. If in doubt, please check with Reception.
Change of Personal Details
If you change your name, address or telephone number please remember to inform the surgery. This may be done either by visiting the surgery, phoning us, submitting the form below.
More About Your NHS Number
Each NHS Number is a unique 10-digit number which is printed on your NHS medical card or will from now on be written on any communication you have had from the NHS.
An appointment for immediately necessary treatment is only available to people who have incurred an accident or medical emergency at any place in our practice area and who require GP services. If the resulting condition is potentially life threatening an ambulance should be called using the 999 service.
If you are away from your normal place of residence and are staying within our practice area for more than 24 hours and less than 3 months, you may also request an appointment.
Are you a military veteran? If so please let us know as you may be eligible for priority care. For more information click on this link
Disable Patient Facilities
Disable patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).
Please click here to get directions.
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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:
INDEX - Contact
INDEX - Registration
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
INDEX - General Info
INDEX - How Do I
- Find an Answer to FAQ's
- Access Self Help
- Do the Online Consultation
- Get Help when we are Closed
- Get Test & Results
- Have Dental Treatment
- Join the Practice
- Join the PPG
- Make an Appointment
- Make a Complaint
- Meet the Practice Team
- Keep It or Cancel It
- Know of Services Provision
- Know who to See
- Order a Prescription
- Read the Practice Policies
- Request a Home Visit
- Request a Sick Note
- Sign to Online Services
- Update my Contact Details