New Patient Registration
We are pleased to register anyone who lives within the practice area who has a postcode of NE2, NE3 or NE13 and is eligible for NHS treatment. We do not discriminate against any patients registering with us on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
When registering with the practice it is helpful if you have your medical card with you or a note of the name/address of your last doctor. Please ensure you have at least 4 weeks supply of your repeat medication from your previous GP before registering as we will not be able to issue repeat medications immediately on registering.
We now request passports or birth certificate for all patients wishing to register. This is to help combat NHS fraud. However, any person presenting with a serious condition which needs immediate attention will be seen without presenting a passport on that occasion.
All newly registered patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire and offered a health check with the practice nurse within three months of registering.
You will be registered as a patient at Regent Medical Centre rather than with an individual doctor and as such you can choose to see any doctor. However you may inform the receptionist whilst registering which partner is your preferred doctor.
You will need to complete an NHS (GMS1) Registration Form for each member of your household when you register as well as a New Patient Questionnaire. Both forms are available on the above “Registering Online” tab. You will need to print a separate form for each member of your household who wishes to register as a patient with us.
New Patient Health Check
Every patient registering with the practice will be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire and have the opportunity of a new patient consultation with the practice nurse. The appointment gives you a chance to meet us, have your health checked and bring to light any on-going medical problems or important past medical history, including continuing your medication.
We will ask you about the following:
- Your past medical history (important illnesses and operations)
- On-going medical problems
- Family history
- You will have your blood pressure taken and your urine will be tested.
Occasionally other examinations or tests may be done if needed.
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