New Patient Registration
If you would like to join the practice you should ideally bring proof of address (Utility Bill etc) and your NHS (National Health Service) number with you when you come to register. You will then be given a registration form and Patient Questionnaire to complete. After this is returned to the practice you will be given an appointment to see the Health Care Assistant for a New Patient Check, and this would complete the registration process.
Children 16 and under do not need to complete the registration form. An adult member of the family can register them by providing the required information and signing the registration application on their behalf.
You can download the registration form here
As part of the National GP contract, all patients now have a ‘named’ GP.
The patients at the Strand Medical Centre are registered with Dr S Razzaq or DR A Samaei and the Family Practice patients in Middleton are registered with Dr Khairuddin Mat Lazin
You probably think that you already have a named GP or a GP whom you would normally visit at the surgery. This WILL NOT affect your choice of doctor.
If you see a particular doctor at the surgery, you should still continue to see him/her.
The ‘named’ GP will, however: –
- Take lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required under the contract with the practice are delivered to you.
- Where required, based on the professional judgement of the ‘named’ GP, work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multidisciplinary care package that meets your needs.
- Ensure that your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice.
- Ensure that you have access to a health check if requested, which is already a requirement of the GP contract regulations.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services