Marine Avenue Medical Centre is currently taking on new patients. If you decide we are the right GP Practice for you and your families needs and expectations you will need to pop into the Practice with two forms of documentation to provide evidence of identity & proof of address (one of these must contain a photo) and complete the registration forms the reception team will provide for you.
Acceptable documents include:
Photo Driving Licence
Bank Statement (NOT bills)
A full list of documents are published by the Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of General Practitioners
If you are unable to provide the required documentation, please let Reception know so they can look at alternatives for you.
You will also need to bring along your NHS number. This helps us to trace your medical records and without this we will be unable to register you on the system. Your NHS number can be found on any hospital or GP letters or by contacting the last GP surgery you have been registered with.
Unless you specifically opt out the Practice will register you for on-line access. This will make booking appointments & ordering prescriptions possible from your mobile device. This will be activated 4-6 weeks after registration (once the Practice has received your medical records either electronically or via paper).
If you have any conditions requiring medication please ensure you have a month’s worth from your previous GP to enable us to have all the necessary information to continue your prescriptions. Please check at reception if you have any queries (there is a room available if you need to discuss anything in private). You will be required to complete a formal registration form for each member of the family, and as your medical records often take a while to come from your previous GP, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire. Please indicate if you are a carer.
You will be asked to complete a medical health questionnaire which includes information on the Summary Care Records. Please read this carefully and only complete this if you do NOT want your records to be shared with other healthcare professionals such as those at hospitals, should you require emergency treatment somewhere else in the country then they would not be able to see any allergies you may have or any current medications you are taking, so please bear this in mind when making your decision.