New Patient Registration
If you would like to register with our Practice please check that you reside within our Practice area (map opposite). Please note that our boundary does not include STOCK, it runs along the boundary of STOCK, albeit the map is a little deceiving. This is because STOCK comes under MID Essex CCG and services are aligned differently than those under our locality.
When registering you will firstly need to come to reception. You should bring your medical card with you and the receptionists will advise you of the Practice procedures. If you do not have a medical card there is a form you can complete in the surgery. However you must have the details of your previous GP name and address in order to use this.
In addition to obtaining your medical card/registration form we will also ask you to complete a form which gives us details of your general health status. This is so that we know something about you whilst we are waiting for your medical records to come from your previous doctor. Unfortunately this can often take some time. Once you have registered with us a medical card will be issued by the Essex Contractor Services Authority based in Clacton. This will probably take about 2 weeks to come through.
We have a car park at the surgery but spaces are limited. If you are able to get to the surgery on foot this would assist the appointment process and ensure that you are not delayed in the car park. Please do not leave your car in the car park after your appointment has finished. The car park spaces at the front of the premises are for the doctors use only and we ask that you do not use them or block their path. Unfortunately we do not have any dedicated blue badge bays at the present time.
If you have mobility difficulties you can enter the premises by use of the back door. Please use the bell for attention. However, depending on staffing levels, there may be a short delay in our responding to the doorbell. There is also a ramp at the front of the building which we hope will help those who do not wish to use the stairs. Also, if you prefer, you can ask for your consultation to be undertaken in a downstairs consulting room. Please advise the receptionist when you attend if you would like them to make this arrangement for you.
If you are a carer or have any special needs you wish us to take into account, please do let us know when you register with us.
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