Register with this Practice

To register with the surgery

  • fill out an online registration form or download and complete the form
  • visit reception during surgery hours and ask for a registration form and information pack
  • you will be asked to fill in a form and a simple health questionnaire so that the doctors and nurses have some information about you immediately
  • you will be offered an appointment with our health care assistant for a new patient “health check” shortly after registering with the practice. Please note that failure to attend the new patient health check could invalidate your registration
  • health checks provide an assessment of your height, weight, blood pressure and discussion/advice about lifestyle such as diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and levels of physical activity
  • we will require evidence of identity to provide certain services (refer to registration policy regarding ID)
  • if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team.

Do you live in our catchment area?

We are happy to accept new patients who are ordinarily resident in the UK and living within our practice boundary.

See if you live within our practice boundary by using the interactive map and postcode checker.

Practice Area

The following areas fall within the practice boundaries for new patients:

Oakfields: Allensford, Blackhall Mill, Blackhill, Bridgehill, Burnopfield (outskirts), Chopwell, Coalburns, Ebchester, Hamsterley colliery, Hat & Feather, Hedley on the Hill, High Spen, Kiln Pit Hill, Low Westwood, Medomsley, Medomsley Road, Rowlands Gill (outskirts), Shotley Bridge, Victoria Garesfield.

Dipton: Dipton, Flint Hill, Tanfield Lea, Tantobie, Stanley, South Stanley, East Stanley, South Moor, Burnopfield, Annfield Plain, Catchgate.

Patients who are already registered with us but move outside the practice boundaries will be asked to register with a practice closer to home. Please access the NHS UK website to find a GP practice in your area.

You will be assigned to a doctor who will be your Named Accountable GP. 

You will be added to the practice list, not an individual doctor. You can ask to be seen by any of the doctors in the surgery but it will not always be possible to see the doctor of your choice on a particular day or time.

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456. You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.

When you register, it’s helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.

Your medical records remain with your registered GP but we will provide you with full medical care while you are in the area. If you leave the UK for a period of more than three months the doctor is no longer responsible for your medical care and may not provide repeat medication in your absence.

Register online

The online registration form collects your details, a brief outline of your medical history and a record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.

Please complete one form for each family member.

Register at our GP Practice

Register with a paper form

Would you rather register with a paper form? Download, print, complete and deliver to the practice in person.

Please take note of the identification that is requested to complete your application and bring this to the surgery with your completed forms to register.

You can register with us if you are homeless or of no fixed abode but reside within the practice boundary. Further information can be found on the NHS website.

From 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded. For more information please visit the Organ Donation NHS UK where you can also register your decision.

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 our Practice for up to 14 days. After 14 days, you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient. Contact reception for further information.

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.