New Patient Registration
The Avisford Medical Group welcomes new patients. We will accept new patients within our catchment area.
Catchment Area includes : Aldingbourne, Barnham, Bilsham, Binsted, (some of) Bognor Regis, Boxgrove, Climping, Eastergate, Elmer, Felpham, Fontwell, Ford, Middleton, Oving, Slindon, Woodgate and Yapton. If you are unsure whether you are in our catchment area please ask our reception staff.
From January 2015 all GP practices are able to register new patients who live outside the practice area without any obligation to provide home visits or services out of hours when the patient is unable to attend their registered practice. Changes made to the GP contract mean those obligations may be set aside and do not apply when the GP practice decides, at the point of registration, that it is clinically appropriate and practical to register the individual patient in this way. Find out more.
The registration of a new patient involves the completion of a number of forms. A supply of these can be found in the Reception areas at both Yapton and Middleton. Legislation dictates that new patients must provide evidence of their identity – but that no-one should be refused treatment while such identification evidence is awaited. Please refer to relevant notes below.
If you are living here temporarily, studying at university, visiting friends or on holiday here then you can register with us as a Temporary Resident. This entitles you to free local healthcare without transferring your records from your usual NHS GP.
If you have moved here from another area then you will need to register with us. We will then arrange for the transfer of all your old records from your previous GP. If you wish to change from your current GP and transfer your care to Avisford Medical Group, you will need to provide the following:
- Proof of your current address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement)
- Photographic proof of identity (e.g. passport, photo driving license)
- Name and address of your last GP practice
- NHS Number (if you are unsure of this ask your last GP practice)
- Post code of your previous address
You will be encouraged to have a new patient check so that we can start to assess your requirements and best plan your care.
You may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Guide to GP Services
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