The doctors at the Practice do not carry out routine home visits. Patients can receive a much more comprehensive and thorough assessment at the surgery, this includes children with temperatures. Home visits ARE carried out for seriously ill patients such as those with a terminal illness and the disabled elderly.
We do not accept onto our practice list patients who are already registered with a doctor locally. We also prefer that whole families are registered under the care of one medical practice; all members of the family need to be either registered here or elsewhere.
The doctors reserve the right to prescribe all medicines according to the best medical evidence currently available; for example we do not prescribe antibiotics and cough medicines for flu, common colds, most sore throats and coughs because there is no cure for these.
We will regularly review all repeat medications and sick notes rather than simply issuing them routinely, even if this has been the policy of a previous practice.
Drug addiction – WE DO NOT prescribe addictive medications such as Methadone.
We request that a registration medical is performed by a Health Care Assistant at the practice before registration, this is so we can gain pertinent medical information until we receive your complete medical records from your previous Health Authority. You will be asked at this appointment to complete a GMS1 form in addition to this form.
Ideally you should print the completed forms, hand into the receptionists and book your registration medical appointment.