Registering with the Practice
To register we ask that you come into the practice in person and our reception staff will be happy to help you. If you have an NHS card it is helpful if you can bring this along but it is not essential. We do need to know the name and address of your last GP so that we can request your medical records. You will need proof of your home address (Bill/Bank statement issued within the last 3 months) which must be within our catchment area and also some ID (Passport, Drivers License etc).
To register your baby please come into Reception and one of our Reception staff will get you to complete the necessary forms.
We also ask that you do not arrive to register after 05:30pm to allow time for the registration process to be completed.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration take 48 Hours to process
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Our catchment area is all post codes beginning with EC with the exception of EC1N and Camden.
Our catchment area also covers Hackney and a very small part of Islington. We accept patients from EC1A, EC1M, EC2M EC2N, EC2R, EC2V, EC2Y, EC3 AND EC4 although not all the streets within these post codes fall within our practice area, so please check with our receptionists. The practice does not cover EC1N postcode unfortunately
Eligibility to register can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof - one proof of address document, i.e bank statement, utility bill, council tax etc dated in the LAST 3 MONTHS
If you are taken ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive immediate and necessary treatment from a local GP practice.
If you are living temporarily in the "EC" postcode area of London you can be registered as a temporary patient for 14 days (short stay) or up to three months (long stay). This will allow you to be on our practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as permanent patient with this 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/immediate and necessary treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Moving Away from our catchment area?
It is the patients responsibility to inform their GP practice that they have moved addresses.
Patients who move out of the practice catchment area, will unfortunately have to register with a GP practice near to their new home.
Once a patient has informed us that they have moved out of the area, we will notify the Health Authority of our decision to remove the patient from our patient list in 30 days’ time.
However in the meantime patients are still entitled to emergency treatment, or the continuation of treatment which is occurring more than once a week, until they are accepted by another GP.
If you are not sure where to find another GP you can look on NHS Choices which will tell you the surgeries in your area. Find a GP
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