Register as New Patient
Avisford Medical Group welcomes new patients who live within our catchment area.
Our catchment area includes : Aldingbourne, Barnham, Bilsham, Binsted, East Bognor Regis extending to Butlins, Boxgrove, Climping, Eastergate, Westergate, Elmer, Felpham, Fontwell, Ford, Middleton, Oving, Slindon, Woodgate and Yapton.
If you are outside of our catchment area, we will not be able to accept you as a patient of our surgery. This is due to the continued development of the local area and the increased demand that we are already experiencing. If you are unsure whether or not you live within our catchment area, please ask our reception staff.
If you would like to register with us as a patient, please visit either our Yapton or Middleton surgery where you will be able to collect forms from our reception team, who will then provide details to you of other documents that we need.
New Patient Checks
All new patients can request a routine health check with one of the healthcare assistants. This allows us to gain information regarding recent or serious illnesses and any relevant family history. You will be asked to bring a specimen of urine to the appointment with you.
Out of Area Registrations
From January 2015, the NHS made provision for GP practices to register patients who live outside their practice area - but entirely at their own discretion.
Avisford Medical Group has a policy NOT to allow any out-of-area patients to register or to remain as existing patients if their home address is outside our catchment area.
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.
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.
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