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Register as New Patient

The easiest way to register is to do it online by clicking on the picture below. This process should only take a few minutes and if you do this you should not have to complete any additional paperwork. After 48 hours you should be able to book a New Patient Appointment.

If you wish to register via a paper form you can do this at reception but will need to provide 2 forms of ID (one of which must include your current address).

Children in the family under 18 can be registered by their parent/guardian.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, disability or medical condition. Please ensure you use the correct postcode on the form as this will be taken into account - you should live within the practice area (below), unless you are a Student at Bournemouth University. As the University Medical Centre we are able to register BU students even if you live outside the designated practice area.

If you have a complicated medical history or take regular medication please make an further appointment with a doctor for your New Patient Appointment.

If you wish to have any information in other formats, e.g. braille, larger print, different language, etc. please ask for an “accessible information form” when registering, or when the need arises.

You will be registering with the Practice and can see any of the doctors here. However, you will be allocated a named GP, who is responsible for your overall care at the practice and you should contact the practice if you wish to know who this is. You may select a “preferred doctor” when you register by requesting registration with a specific doctor.

It is usually preferable to consult with one doctor rather than consulting with a different GP each time you need care. When booking an appointment, you should request this particular doctor and our receptionists will try to prompt you to do this. Continuity of care is particularly important for long-term or complicated problems.

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 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.

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:

england English Iran Farsi Urdu Urdu
albania Albanian Bengali Bengali india Hindi
egypt Arabic Croatian Croatian lithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarian Punjabi Punjabi poland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese) Somali Somali portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin) Gujerati Gujerati spain Spanish
russia Russian Turkish Turkish French French

Disabled Patient Facilities

Disabled Patient facilities, including Car Parking space, ramp (if required), Accessible Toilet are available at this practice.

Please let us know if you are struggling with access or facilities for your disabiity.