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Register as a New Patient

Moving to the UK leaflet for Migrants. Please click the below links for the leaflet in English, Ukrainian and Russian:

Moving to the UK leaflet in English (PDF)

Moving to the UK leaflet in Ukrainian (PDF)

Moving to the UK leaflet in Russian (PDF)

Patients living within the practice area are welcome to register and our reception staff can confirm your eligibility from your postcode.

Anyone can register at Henfield Medical Centre without needing proof of ID, address, NHS Number or immigration status.

You will also need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a patient questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.

We use a system called GP2GP for electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices. It improves patient care as GP's will usually have full and detailed medical records available to them for a new patient's first consultation. If you wish to know more about this please click HERE.

Once registered you will be assigned to the doctor with the shortest list.

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How to Register

You may print off the registration forms below, complete them as much as you can, sign all forms that ask for a signature and post them to us or hand them into reception.

If you are unable to print or scan any of the registration forms please do call a member of staff on 01273 492255 and they can send you a registration pack in the post.

Named Accountable GP

All patients at Henfield Medical Centre are allocated a named accountable GP following our GMS contract and NHS England.

To check who your registered or accountable GP is, please ask at reception when you are next in the surgery or you can find the information on your repeat prescription slip.

Before completing any registration forms please ensure you read the below documents.

Welcome Letter

Welcome Leaflet

Our Prescription Policy

Please complete all the forms below and send them to the surgery when convenient.

Please complete the forms below if you wish to or if they apply to you

Temporary 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 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: