Join the Practice
You are permitted to register as a patient at Stonefield Surgery if you live within the Practice's boundaries; please use the map opposite to check.
Please note: We currently have patients that live outside of these boundaries, but these patients registered prior to the current boundaries being set. These patients are allowed to stay with the practice until they next change their GP practice however patients that are out of the practice's boundaries will not be able to get a home visit from one of our doctors.
We are currently accepting patients outside of our boundaries but these patients will be classed as Out of Area patients and not entitled to home visits. Ask at reception for information of the areas we accept.
Register as a New Patient
If you live within our Practice boundary and wish to register you need to complete a registration form and health questionnaire. Both forms are available online via the links below or you can collect them from the surgery.
All new registered patients will need to provide proof of their residency within the practices' boundaries prior to being able to register as patients. The following documents will be accepted as proof of residency within our boundaries:
- Rent book
- Utilities Statement
- Bank/credit card statement
We only require sight of the document and specifically need to see your name and address.
Your registration will not be completed until we have received your registration pack, completed in full and checked and approved by a member of the administration team.
Please note it can take up to 72 hours for us to complete you registration after we have received the required documents.
As part of the National GP contract, all patients now have a ‘named’ GP.
The patients at Stonefield Street Surgery are registered with either Dr Linton, Dr Crowley, Dr Dillon or Dr Usman Ahmed.
You probably think that you already have a named GP or a GP whom you would normally visit at the surgery. This WILL NOT affect your choice of doctor.
If you see a particular doctor at the surgery, you should still continue to see them. You can also express a preference about who you want your named GP to be.
The ‘named’ GP will, however: –
- 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 you have access to a health check if requested, which is already a requirement of the GP contract regulations
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.
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: