New Patients

Practice Area

To register as a new patient with the practice patients must reside within the defined practice boundary. If unsure, please check with reception.

The Practice provides general medical services for the Sunderland City population.

Catchment Area

How to Register

Non-urgent advice: Once you have confirmed you live within our practice area, simply see our receptionist and ensure you have the following information:

– Full name, including previous names

– Date and place of birth

– Last address

– New address and postcode

– Last name and address of your previous Doctor

– NHS number (if you know it)

– Personal identification document (original) e.g. passport, driving licence

– Proof of address e.g. utility bill, tenancy agreement

You will need to complete an NHS (GMS1) Registration Form for each member of your household when you register & our personal information form. Copies are available from the Surgery and at the bottom of this page.

As it takes a while for your medical records to transfer to our practice we also ask you to complete a confidential medical history questionnaire for each person being registered. This will help the doctors and nurses to manage your health needs before your medical records are sent to the practice.

New Patient Health Check

Every patient registering with the practice will have the opportunity of a new patient consultation. The appointment gives you a chance to meet us, have your health checked and bring to light any ongoing medical problems or important past medical history, including continuing your medication.

Your appointment will be with our Health Care Assistant.

We will ask you about the following:

  • Your past medical history (important illnesses and operations)
  • Ongoing medical problems
  • Medication
  • Family history
  • You will have your blood pressure taken and your urine will be tested. Occasionally other examinations or tests may be done if needed

Temporary Registration

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.