Register as New Patient
Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery.
You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or NHS number.
To register as a patient with the Wallingbrook Health Group you need to, print and complete the New Patient Questionnaire form and the GMS1 form, hand it in to reception at either Chulmleigh or Winkleigh.
New patient packs are also available for collection from both practices.
New Patient Health Check
Newly registered patients will be invited to attend a health check with a healthcare assistant.
This will include measuring height, weight, blood pressure, a urine test and obtaining details of past medical history, family and health problems, thereby recording important health details before the medical records are received.
Please download and complete the shared consent to medical records form below, if you wish for a nominated person to have access to your medical records.
Practice Visiting Areas
Patients are now able to register with any GP practice, but if you reside outside of the practice visiting area then we will not be able to provide home visits. Should you require a GP home visit please contact the practice in the first instance. If we determine you need access to services local to where you live we may ask you to call NHS 111.
Click on the map image opposite for more information on out of area registration.
To check whether you live within our boundary please use the interactive map & postcode checker provided here. The map is for both Chumleigh and Winkleigh surgeries.
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 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.
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