Join the Practice
Registering as a New Patient
If you wish to register at Spa Medical Centre, please call in to reception to collect a registration pack.
In the pack will be a Family Doctor Registration Form (GMS1) along with other forms and leaflets for you to read and fill in. Please make sure you read everything carefully and fill in the forms as clearly and as fully as possible.
You will need one pack per person registering.
All new patients are required to provide 2 forms of identification, ideally one from each of the following groups:
- Passport, Photo Driving Licence or Birth Certificate.
- Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Letter from Benefits Agency/HMRC.
Please return the completed forms to the Practice, between 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm or after 4.30 pm. Your forms will then be checked with you and at this point we will also check proof of your identity.
Please note that if you are 18 or over, you must attend in person so we can check your ID.
Once the forms have been checked, it can take up to 48 hours to register you on our system so if you require urgent medical care, please mention this to the Reception team who will do their best to help.
You can also download the appropriate forms from the list below. In addition to the GMS1 form please complete the correct registration form and bring along to us.
Please note you can either download the registration form as a MS Word document or as a PDF.
Registration Form Type
New Patient Registration Form - CHILD UNDER 14
New Patient Registration Form - CHILD 14-17
New Patient Registration Form
GMS1 form - compulsory in addition to the above
Please note you will not be formally registered at the Practice until you have attended the surgery to sign the paperwork and to show the practice your ID.
To apply for online access please click on the links below for registation information and forms.
We are only able to accept patients who live within our geographical area. This enables us to ensure house calls can be made when necessary and helps balance the number of patients between the different practices in our area.
Interactive Practice Boundary
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:
You may have heard in the press that all patients have to be allocated a named GP who is responsible for their patients' overall care at the practice.
We have used this system for many years, with patients being allocated a GP when they register with us.
If you wish to know who your ‘named GP’ is, please contact us.
If you have a preference as to which GP you are allocated to, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request but please remember that you can continue to see whomever you wish, subject to their availability.