Gillingham Medical Practice Patient Leaflet
If you wish to join the practice bring your medical card, completed and signed to the surgery. If you do not have a medical card, do not worry, you will need to complete a registration form instead. You will also be asked to complete a health questionnaire, both forms are available to download below.
You can apply to register in person by attending either surgery between 08:30 and 18:30 Monday to Friday.
You will be registered with a GP within the practice and are free to see whichever GP you prefer to book with subject to availability of appointments.
The practice may refuse an application to join its list if you do not reside in our practice area. We will not refuse to accept you on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
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
You can check you are living within the practice area by clicking on the following link Practice Boundary Map
If you wish to pre-register, click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed ALL of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
Please note that when you come to the surgery for the first time you will be asked to bring in at least one form of ID. Ideally this should be photo ID e.g a Passport or Driving Licence (both paper and card).
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. Please download and complete the form below and bring this into surgery as soon as possible.
New Patient Questionnaire
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form and a new patient questionnaire, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice along with your ID.
Should you have any queries about your registration process please do not hesitate to contact the surgery reception where a member of staff will be happy to help.
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
If patients require a translator during a consultation, please let Reception know and this can be organised through a service we use called Capita Translation and Interpreting www.capitatranslationinterpreting.com
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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