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

Both the GMS1 registration form and New patient information form can be downloaded using the links below. 

Once completed you will need to produce these forms with the following documentation;

You are required to provide:

 

  • A form of identification e.g. Passport, driving licence or other form of pictorial identification

 

  • Proof of address e.g. Utility bill, bank/building society statement, letter from benefits agency or letter from home office

 

  • For a child or young adult a Birth certificate is acceptable

 

  • For a child coming from outside the UK please also provide any vaccination records

 

  • Please note: We cannot complete your registration without this information

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.