New Patient Info

Registration

In order to register, it is helpful if you bring us your medical card. If you do not have one, or have mislaid it, you will need to bring details of your previous GP and the address you were living at when you were registered there. We will also need your present address in Felixstowe which must be within our practice boundary. Please see our practice boundary map HERE.

Your registration will be with the practice rather than a particular doctor – but we will ask you if there is a doctor whom you prefer to see and record this as your preferred doctor.

Please let us know if you change your name, address or telephone number.

If you move outside the practice area we will need to ask you to find another GP practice.


Registration Form

To register with us please print off the Registration Form and the GMS1 Family Registration Form (one per person) - see links below.

Please ensure both forms are completed and signed before returning back to Howard House Surgery.

Registration Form

GMS1 Family Registration Form


Temporary Residents

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.

Temporary Services Registration


NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS

The fact sheets in the list containing various flags 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 that match your country/language.

Non-English Speakers


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