New Patients

Register as New Patient

You are welcome to attend at either Cranleigh Gardens in Bridgwater or at our branch surgery in Westonzoyland.  Full details of how to register are available at either surgery.  Please contact reception where you will be asked to fill in a registration form or bring in your NHS medical card and some form of identification that includes your address. 

We would like to obtain your medical history as soon as possible so you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire. This will enable us to provide the best possible medical care for you and your family.

Please note that completing these forms does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a patient, please talk to the receptionist when you attend. 

Practice Area

Please click on the map opposite to use our postcode checker and see if you live within out Practice area.

Our registration process explained

Anyone, regardless of their nationality or country of residence, is entitled to register and receive NHS primary medical services at a GP practice without charge. You are welcome to attend at either Cranleigh Gardens in Bridgwater or at our branch surgery in Westonzoyland. Full details of how to register are available at either surgery. Please contact reception where you will be asked to fill in two forms:

-GMS1 Patient Registration Form

-New Patient Questionnaire Form 

These forms allow us to confirm your contact details for future reference and obtain your past medical history so that we can provide the best possible medical care for you and your family. The GMS1 form allows patients to self-declare if they hold either a non-UK issued EHIC or an S1 (formerly E106). Completing this section of the form is not a requirement for registration. We may ask what date you arrived in the UK, if you were not born here, but you are not required to provide any further information on your immigration status. 

You do not have to provide ID or proof of address when registering with the Practice but it is helpful to do so as it makes registration quicker and enables us to track your previous NHS records. It is helpful if you can provide at least one of the documents below when registering:

-ARC card

-Biometric residence permit

-Birth certificate

-Driving licence

-HC2 certificate

-Passport

-Travel document

-Utility bill/ bank statement

If you are currently unable to provide one of these documents please speak to our reception staff for help with the registration process. 

Cranleigh Gardens is part of the Safe Surgeries network of GP practices, committed to tackling barriers preventing access to primary care and to promoting the health of everyone in their community. Please note that we do not exclude patients from the Practice on grounds of age, sex, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or religious or philosophical belief or medical condition. 

If English is not your first language please feel free to ask our receptionist to arrange for an appointment with an interpreter.  

Completing the above forms does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a patient as this depends on whether you live within the practice boundary and whether there is space available on the Practice list. Please talk to the receptionist when you attend for more information. If we refuse you registration we are happy to provide a written statement as to why.

If you are registering with our practice temporarily please use the tempory registration form towards the bottom of this page. If this is connected with Hinkley point C then there is a form to let us know this and is important that you do so please. 

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.

Please download the GMS3 form below, complete it and return to the practice. Please tell us if you or your family are a worker at Hinkley point C powerstation 

GMS3.pdf

Named, Accountable GP

Since 2015 all patients have been allocated a named, accountable GP.  We operate a pooled list (i.e. you are registered with the surgery rather than a named GP) so your named, accountable GP will be your "usual" GP, the one you see most often. If you would prefer another doctor to be your named, accountable GP or if you would like to be reminded of your named, accountable GP, please let us know via Reception.  We will do our best to accommodate your preference.

Practice Information Leaflet

Our practice booklet is available from reception or you can download a copy below:

Practice Leaflet.pdf

Non-English Speakers

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

Our surgery is fully accessible for disabled patients and the practice has a portable hearing aid loop available for use in consulting rooms.