Register as a New Patient
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
If you reside within our practice boundaries (see opposite) please bring your medical card or complete the GMS form and New Patient Questionnaire below.
If you have lost or misplaced your medical card you will still be able to register at the practice.
Please make sure you have details of your last doctor and your NHS number where possible. Your registration will be with down as "The Medical Centre", rather than an individual GP.
All Patients over the age of 12 will be asked to book an appointment with a health care assistant for a pre-registration health check. You will be given a questionnaire to complete and bring with you to the check.
You must attend this appointment to become fully registered
Please contact reception for further information.
Out of Area Registration
Have you moved out of the practice boundary and wish to remain a patient of Cambridge Avenue Medical Centre?
Please put a request in writing to be registered as an *’out of area registration’ for the attention of the Practice Partners, this will then be discussed at the next Partners meeting where a decision will be made on whether it would be clinically appropriate and practical to keep you as a registered patient.
A member of the team will then contact you to inform you of the outcome and next steps.
*Please note if you are accepted as an out of area registration, the practice has no obligation to provide the following services:
- Home Visits
- Immediately necessary treatment following an accident or emergency when the patient is at home
- Access to out of hours services when the patient is at home (and it is not reasonable to expect the patient to attend) or:
- Other services which for clinical or practical reasons it is not reasonable to expect the patient to attend the practice which could include follow up care following hospital discharge.
For further information, please contact the practice and speak to one of our Receptionists.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Both surgeries accommodate disabled patients with wheelchairs, and have disabled toilets. There are automatic doors to the main entrance of Cambridge Avenue Medical Centre.