New Patient Registration
Northlands Wood Practice is currently welcoming prospective new patients.
To register you will need to contact the surgery and inform us that you wish to join our patient list; you will be eligible to do so provided that you live within our practice area.
If this is the case, you will need to come into the surgery, along with any family members that are also joining us. It would be useful to us if you have your NHS numbers with you; these can be obtained from any recent medical letters or prescriptions or by contacting your previous surgery.
You will also need to provide proof of identity i.e. passport or driving licence and proof of residency in the area, i.e. a utility bill, bank statement etc both for yourself and anyone else who is registering with you.
You will be asked to complete a New Patient Questionnaire to provide the doctors with a brief health overview. You will also be given an information pack about the surgery, the services we provide and other useful information, to take home. Or you can download the practice Information Booklet HERE.
Patients who register with the practice will be assigned their own Named GP. If a particular doctor has been recommended to you, you should state this preference at the time of registering and every effort will be made for you to be treated by this doctor. This will be dependent on your request being appropriate, reasonable and that the doctor requested is available. It is at the discretion of each doctor to accept you onto his or her list but such discretion cannot be discriminatory on the grounds of disability or medical condition, age, appearance, race, gender, social class, religion or sexual orientation.
Under the Named GP scheme, this doctor will be in charge of your care, however you retain the right at any time to see another doctor or change your named GP. Conversely, we may be required to offer you an appointment with a different doctor should your named GP be unavailable at the requested time.
If you were refused inclusion on our list, you would be notified within 14 days of the reason for this decision and given information on how to find another practice.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services