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Register with us as a New Patient

Catchment area

We are happy to accept new patients who are ordinarily resident in the UK and living within our practice boundary.

See if you live within our practice boundary by using the interactive map and postcode checker.

Register online

The NHS online registration service collects your details, a brief outline of your medical history and records your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.

Find your NHS number

Use this service to get your NHS number.

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456.

You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.

Register with paper forms

Visit the surgery with the following information:

  • Your Medical Card OR, if you do not have a Medical Card please download and complete a General Medical Services (GMS1) form (also available from reception) and a new patient health questionnaire obtained from reception
  • 1 x Photo identification (for example a Passport or Driving Licence)
  • 1 x Utility bill or bank statement sent to your current address, which you have received within the last three months.

How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please download and complete a General Medical Services (GMS1) Registration Form (also available from reception) and bring it to the surgery along with the birth certificate for us to copy. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book.

The Health Visitors advise new mums to contact the surgery soon after the birth to book their post natal 6 week check and we then book the baby in for their 8 week check and first immunisation. We NEVER send an appointment to the patient so you will need to contact us for this. Please remember to bring the red book to your appointment.

If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

Named Accountable GP

All patients registered at The James O’Riordan Medical Centre have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.

People of No Fixed Abode

If you are homeless or of no fixed abode but reside within the practice boundary, then you can still register with us.

Organ Donation

From 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded. For more information please visit the Organ Donation NHS UK where you can also register your decision.