Join the practice
If you live within our Practice catchment area you are welcome to register with us and our Reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so it would help if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Both of these forms can be collected from reception at the surgery.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Information on our catchment area can be found at: https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/publicfn/catchment.aspx?oc=D83028&h=100%&if=0
In order to register at the surgery you can either collect a registration pack from reception, or complete the forms below.
New Patient Questionnaire - Under 16's
Please complete this New Patient Questionnaire if you wish to register a patient under the age of 16.
To register your child at The Leiston Surgery, we will need to see proof of identification in the form of their Birth Certificate.
This can be scanned and emailed to us or brought in to the practice.
Do not forget to also complete the 'New Patient Registration Form (GMS1) and return alongside your questionairre.
New Patient Questionnaire - Over 16's
Please complete this New Patient Questionnaire if you are over 16 years old and wish to register with Leiston Surgery.
Please note in order to register you must also provide 2 proofs of identification (photographic ID and proof of address), you can use 2 of the following:
- Photo Identification;
- Driving licence
- Birth Certificate (if no photo ID)
- Utility Bill
- Property agreement
- Bank Statement
These can be scanned and emailed to us or brought in to the practice.
Do not forget to also complete the 'New Patient Registration Form (GMS1)' and return alongside your questionnaire.
New Patient Regsitration (GMS1) Form
Please complete this form alongside your New Patient Questionnaire.
Text Communication Preferences
Please complete this form alongside your New Patient Questionnaire to express your text messaging communication preferences.
Summary Care Record Consent
Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. They can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care.
If you are registered with a GP practice in England your SCR is created automatically, unless you have opted out.
You can choose to have additional information included in your SCR, which can enhance the care you receive.
If you would like this information adding to your SCR, then please complete this form and return to the surgery.
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.
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: