New Patient Registration
First check if you are within our area:
Our catchment area has been agreed with NHS England's Greater Manchester Area Team and is based on travelling time required for home visits due to areas worst affected by traffic congestion in the town, and the availability of other surgeries in our surrounding areas.
Click here to see a map of our catchment area. There is also a postcode checker to see if your address lies within the zone eligible to register with us.
Patients currently registered with us who relocate to addresses to the east of this catchment area as far as a line bounded by Albert Royds Street, Kingsway, Queensway and Edinburgh Way (shown as the A664 on the map) back to our main boundary at Bury Old Road may remain with us. Unfortunately we cannot accept new patients living outside the shaded zone even if they reside within the "extended" zone, and patients relocating to addresses outside both zones will be asked to leave the list and find a surgery nearer to their homes. We still have a very small number of patients living outside these zones who were registered before the system came into effect. When these patients register a change of address they will be reassessed according to the above rules.
Next, the paperwork...
Download our registration form and new patient questionnaire, which asks for some basic details and health information for us to put onto our computer system. This must now be completed and brought to the surgery with proof of address, such as a recent utility bill or similar, and fill in an official registration form before we can confirm your acceptance onto our list. Homeless people may be treated as temporary residents, but you will need to discuss this with us in person at reception.
Ideally we would also like your NHS medical card to help us obtain your NHS number and medical records from your previous GP. If you have mislaid this, please telephone 01772 221444 to request a replacement. In the meantime, if you can let us have your NHS number from a prescription list and/or the details of your previous GP, we can still begin the registration process pending the arrival of your replacement medical card.
Please note that this surgery is now able to accept direct electronic transfer of your computer records from your previous GP provided they also have this facility installed on their system. This greatly reduces the possibility of loss of your sensitive personal data, and means we can provide better quality care as we will have your complete records much sooner.
All patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. A member of the practice team will be able to let you know who your GP is. Should you have a preference for your named GP, please contact the Office Manager who will endeavour to accommodate your request. This does not prevent you from being able to see/speak to any GP you choose.
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