How to register
You will be asked to enter your post code and a list of practices will appear.
- If we are not on the list then you are not in our catchment area and will need to find another GP
- If you select any other practice it will let you complete the form but you may not be registered. Contact the practice directly to find out how to register.
You will then be asked for your personal details, past medical history and for information to help us trace your existing records. Please provide as much information as possible: missing information may lead to your registration being rejected.
The whole process should take no more than 10 minutes.
When complete you will be contacted by the practice to confirm registration in 48 working hours. Where possible, we will transfer your records electronically from your previous practice (if they participate in “GP2GP”).
Summary Care Record (SCR) Your Consent
The NHS in England is using an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR) to support patient care.
The Summary Care Record is a copy of key information from your GP record. It provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you, anywhere in England, when you need unplanned care or when your GP practice is closed.
Your SCR contains Information about any medicines your GP has prescribed for you, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have previously experienced which you have informed us of.
Allowing authorised healthcare staff to have access to this information will improve decision making by doctors and other healthcare professionals and has prevented mistakes being made when patients are being cared for in an emergency or when their GP practice is closed.
Your Summary Care Record also includes your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly.
You may want to add other details about your care to your Summary Care Record. This will only happen if both you and your GP agree to do this. You should discuss your wishes with your GP.
- If you choose to have a SCR, NHS staff will ask you if they can look at it every time they need to.
- If you do not want us to make a SCR for you, you can choose not to have one.
- You can choose to ‘opt-in’ or ‘opt-out’ of having a SCR at any point.
- You can download an opt-out form here
- Or ask at reception for a form.
- For Further information visit: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/scr