Register as New Patient
Anyone wishing to register at the surgery should telephone or present in person at the surgery during surgery hours and ask to speak to a member of the reception team who will give you the appropriate paperwork to complete.
You will need to bring 1 x piece of photographic ID (e.g. passport, driving licence) to complete your registration. You will also be asked to complete a patient questionnaire, which will also ask if you have a preference of practitioner.
It will help the process if you have the details of your last GP and your NHS number, but this is not essential.
You will be offered the opportunity to book an appointment for a new patient health check, either with you preferred practitioner or one of the GPs if you have no preference. Reception staff will be happy to assist with any queries you might have.
Above is the practice area for patient registration.
If you cannot find your residential area, please email us to inquire if you're included in our registration area.
please note, this is to scale and not all small communities appear by name. Please check with our reception team.
Named Accountable GP
Registered Patients & GP Contract Requirement to provide a named and accountable GP for every registered patient.
Every patient registered with the Wychwood Surgery has been allocated a named accountable GP and many of you will know your named GP as this will be the GP you usually chose to see when you book an appointment or you may have been informed of your named GP when you visited the surgery or on your repeat medication slip.
Please note that you are able to change your named GP should you so wish, please inform a member of the reception team who will be able to record the change on your medical record. Having a named GP doesn't prevent you from booking an appointment with any other GP registered at the practice should you so wish.
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.
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.
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Disabled Patient Facilities
The surgery has a dropped curb directly opposite the front entrance. There are two clearly marked Disabled Parking spaces next to the main surgery entrance. There is a gently sloping ramp with a hand rail directly from the footpath to the front entrance, allowing wheelchair access and easier access for those with walking difficulties. There are toilets offering facilities for the disabled adjacent to the patients' waiting room and the Nurse's treatment room. All consulting rooms, treatment rooms, dispensary and patients' waiting areas are on the ground floor. The entrance doors are automatic and the internal door from the entrance door is automatic on arrival and hand-pad at wheelchair height on departure.
If anyone requires a wheelchair to gain access to the surgery we have one available. One of the reception team will be pleased to provide a wheelchair to whoever is accompanying you.