Register as a New Patient
We are pleased to welcome new patients. We welcome all people regardless of their ethnic origin, gender, age, ability, class, religion or sexual orientation.
All new patients are requested to complete the online registration form and new patient questionnaire (links below) or come into the surgery and complete the hard copy registration form and questionnaire.
When completing the form online, it is important that you put your NHS number on the form if you have been registered previously with another practice. Anyone can register with our GP practice. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number to register with us. Click Here for more information. If you live outside of the catchment area, unfortunately, you will have to find another GP surgery in your local area.
All new patients are invited for a short health check with the nurse or health care assistant when they ask to register. We are unable to register you fully until this has been done. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment for a new patient health check. It is a valuable way of meeting you and establishing continuity of care; your previous medical records may not reach us for several weeks.
Please note; St Giles Surgery building hosts two separate practices operating in the same building.
Check if you're in our practice area (reception will be able to confirm if you are on the boundary).
As part of the commitment to more personalised care for patients, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association have agreed that all patients will have a named accountable GP
The 'named' GP will: -
- Take lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required under the contract with the practice are delivered to you
- Where required, based on the professional judgement of the 'named' GP, work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multidisciplinary care package that meets your needs
- Ensure that your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice
- Ensure that patients over 75 years of age have access to a health check if requested, which is already a requirement of the GP contract regulations.
St Giles Surgery will ensure that there is a named accountable GP assigned to each patient.
New patients will be allocated a GP at the time of registration.
Your named accountable GP will be the same as your USUAL GP however this does not affect your ability to see any GP of your choice as you currently do
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
Disabled Patient Facilities
The Practice has some temporary parking spaces for disabled parking and there are parking metres on the neighbouring roads. The practice is easily accessible by buses which stop 50 yards on the main Camberwell road.
The surgery is wheelchair friendly and all the staff are trained to cater to the needs of disabled patients.