How to Register / New Patients

New Patient Health Check

New Patient Health Check

We encourage all new patients to have a New Patient Health Check with the practice nurse.

The check is completely free and takes about 30 minutes.

The purpose of the check is to find out about any existing problems for which you are receiving treatment, and also, to help you live a healthy lifestyle.

The nurse will ask about

 current and past illnesses & operations

 illnesses that run in the family

 medication & allergies

 any screening tests such as cervical smears

 any immunisations such as tetanus, flu, pneumococcal & shingles.

She will check your blood pressure, weight, height & test a sample of your urine.

You are also offered advice on

 healthy eating

 exercise

 sensible limits for alcohol

 how to stop smoking.

She will assess your risk of heart disease & can arrange a cholesterol check if appropriate

Patient Social Media Guidance

All new patients are asked to familiarise themselves with our Social Media Guide.

Patient Social Media Guide

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: