New Patients

Register as New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area (see map opposite).  You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.


You can call in at the reception window and ask about registering.  You will be asked to complete a form and questionnaire to register.  If you have your medical card the form is not required. 

Or below you will find links to both the registration form and questionnaire, which you can print out, fill in and bring with to the surgery to register.  It is important to fill out both forms.  




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 call your usual GP practice as a first point of contact.  Quite often they are able to help over the phone, and issue any required medication to your nearest pharmacy.  Otherwise you can receive emergency treatment at your nearest GP practice; for this you will be required to register as a temporary 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.

Covid vaccination update

Your own GP surgery will contact you when it is your turn for the Covid Vaccination.

You will be invited to attend the surgery there, and can discuss with them when they call you.   

You should also receive a letter in the future inviting you to attend a mass vacination site, which you can use to book a vaccination appointment either by calling 119 or booking via  You can only book if you have received a letter and not already had the first dose of the vaccine.

Non-English Speakers

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.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Both Padstow and St Columb Major have suitable access for disabled people including wheelchairs.