We welcome all new patients.
You can register as a new patient with the practice if you live in our inner practice area which consists of:
If you are registered in our inner practice area and then move to our outer practice area you may remain on our list. See image download for outer practice boundary.
How to register as a new patient
Complete an online registration form to register with us. New patients will need to complete an initial health questionnaire following which you maybe offered a preliminary health check.
Alternatively visit the surgery in person and complete an application form at reception. Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), try to avoid going into a GP surgery to register.
Everyone is welcome in general practice. You do not need proof of ID, address, immigration status or an NHS number in order to receive care or see a GP.
New patients will need to complete an initial health questionnaire following which you will be offered a preliminary health check.
You do not need proof of ID to register with a GP, but it might help of you have one or more of the following:
- birth certificate
- HC2 certificate
- rough sleepers’ identity badge
- hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter
If you’re homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend’s address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.
Can a GP surgery refuse to register me?
A GP surgery can refuse to register you because:
- they are not taking any new patients
- you live outside the practice boundary and they are not accepting patients from out of their area
- you have been removed from that GP surgery register before
- it’s a long way from your home and you need extra care, for example home visits
If you are an overseas visitor to the UK there may be a charge to see the doctor or nurse. For further information, please contact reception.
Updating Your Details
Please let us know if you move address, change your phone number(s) or email. You can do this in person or if you are registered for online services you can do this via the patient portal.
If you are visiting the area for work, family reasons, holiday or studies, you can register temporarily (from 16 days to 3 months) with Woodhouse Medical Practice. You’ll still remain registered with your permanent GP back at home.
To register as a temporary resident the place you are staying needs to be within our inner catchment area. After three months you will have to apply to register with our surgery as a permanent resident.
We will pass details of any treatment you have to your GP, who will add the information to your medical records.