Register as New Patient
Registration. To register as a patient at Berryfields Medical Centre you will need to complete a GMS1 registration form for yourself and each member of your household. You are also requested to complete a Health Questionaire - there is a seperate questionairre for adult and child (under 16 yrs
At present the online forms are not working properly so please can you contact the practice who will provide the necessary forms.
We will ask for proof of Identification (usually passport or driving license) and proof of address. At present you will need to bring this into the Practice but we are looking to introduce an online ID verification facility.
New Baby. If you wish to register your new baby(s) at the Practice please complete a New Patient Registration form (GMS1) and the Child Questionairre.
Once you have registered with us, your medical records will be sent to us from your previous GP. We estimate that it will take us 5 working days to process your registration and confirm your details. If you need to see a clinitcian during this period please advise the Reception team that your new registration is being processed.
Online Access Registration. As well as using this website many of our services can be accessed using 2 applications - Ask NHS for urgent on the day appointments and the NHS App for requesting repeat prescriptions, checking test results and to view your notes. Please do register for these applications using the link here as we believe this will improve your access to the services we provide.
All Practices have a Practice area and Berryfields is designed to serve mainly the new communities at Buckingham Park and Berryfields, although we do register patients from Watermead.
In order to find out if you live within our area please click here and put your postcode in the catchment area checker.
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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