Join the practice
A warm welcome from Primrose Hill Surgery
Our practice welcomes new patients to register on a daily basis. You can download individual adult and/or child registration forms from this website (below). Alternatively you can come and collect them at the reception front desk during the practice’s opening hours.
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
To register, you will need to complete two forms – a GMS1 form and a New Patient Questionnaire (Adult). To register a child, a GMS1 form and a New Patient Questionnaire (Child) must be completed. If you are unable to print and complete the forms in advance, you are welcome to collect them from the Practice. Please return the completed forms in person at one of the times specified above, bringing one proof of residency within the practice area and one photo ID.
The following ID must be supplied before registration can be accepted:
- One proof of residency within the practice area (e.g. rent book or utility bill. Bill must be dated within the last three months. Mobile phone bills not accepted)
- Current medical card or substitute GMS1 form, available from reception.
- National health service number
- Completed practice questionnaire, available from reception
- Photo identity.
It is the policy of this surgery to ask the above of every person wishing to register.
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.
Your Named GP
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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: