The Limes Medical Centre

01384 426929

How to register

To register as a patient – providing you live in the practice area – you need to supply your medical card or complete a new patient registration form- available at reception. We ask for proof of address via a utility bill which is also asked when changing address.

We advise all new patients to make an appointment with the practice nurse for a new patient check, to obtain details of your medical history and current medication as receiving this information from previous surgeries may take time.

All patients have been allocated a named Accountable GP at the practice. Whilst this doctor has been designated as having overall responsibility for care and support that our surgery provides for you, this does not prevent you from seeing any other doctor in the practice as you currently do.

The Freedom of Information act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a publication scheme as a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available.

If you change your contact details please let the practice know as soon as possible.

Online ‘Pre-Registration’ With 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. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.

Pre-registration Form

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. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.

Online Medical Questionnaire For New Patients

Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.

Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the 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 here.

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.

Click here to download a Temporary Patient Registration Form