Register as New Patient
To register with the Practice, you must come in to either one of our surgeries and collect the patient registration forms, OR,
Alternatively click on the PDF link below to download the registration form.
Named Accountable GP
All patients at Riverside Medical Practice are allocated a named accountable GP. Where patients do not express a preference, their named accountable GP will be the GP they are registered with. If you know who you are registered with but would prefer a different GP to be your accountable GP please advise the Practice and your records can be amended.
Please note, you will need to come into the practice with valid ID in order to complete registration.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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 local 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.
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: