New Patient Registration
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. We also require one form of photographic ID such as a passport or driving licence.
All patients are officially registered as being on the list of The West Bar & Hardwick Surgery and not with an individual doctor. However, for the purpose of continuity of patient care the surgery does prefer to run an internal list for each doctor.
The surgery accepts that some patients like to remain with their preferred GP, whereas some patients like to see a same sex doctor for personal issues or it may be that they just feel it is easier for them to speak with a particular doctor. None of the doctors mind patients seeing other doctors in fact the doctors would rather the patients feel most 'at ease' as possible. The allocation of your ‘preferred GP’ will be dependent on the current list sizes of the individual GP.
Every effort will be made to allocate patients to the GP of their choice. However, this may not always be possible. We would ask you to see the same doctor however wherever possible for each episode of treatment. This helps us to help you.
If you do not have a medical card you will need to complete a registration form (GMS1). We also ask patients to complete a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Please see the "Registering" page above to obtain electronic copies of the two forms. Alternatively please come in and ask our Reception staff for the forms.
Both the NHS Registration form and the Surgery Registration form need to be filled in and handed in to reception.
If you wish to register as a new Patient at West Bar Surgery you need to come in to the surgery before 17:00pm.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the health care team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services