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Bearpark SurgeryTel: 0191 373 2077
Gilesgate Medical CentreTel: 0191 386 4242
Framwellgate Moor Tel: 0191 386 6044
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms which are available from any of our receptions at any site. You can also download the registration form please click HERE .
The form will allow you to state which practitioner you would prefer however, you will be registering with the practice rather than with an individual GP.
You will also have to complete the following forms (please ensure you complete the registration form mentioned above) in order to register and provide the practice with other information necessary for your care and treatment:
The documents listed below will provide further information about some of the forms you will complete as well as providing information about other services offered by the practice:
All of these documents are available from any of our reception staff.
Once you have completed the registration forms you are required to attend a New Patient appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants. The appointment takes around than 20 minutes. It is important that you attend as it helps the practice team to sign post you to all of the services available to you based on your health needs.
If you move house please check that your new address is still within our Practice area. We cover a large Practice area across and around the City and you may find it more convenient to come to one of our other two surgeries – just ask the receptionist. It's much easier for us to move your records to the other Surgery than for you to start looking for another Practice!
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
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 - please note that the references to NHS Direct in the leaflets should now be replaced with the 111 Service which is obtained by dialling 111.
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form