New Patients

Register as a New Patient

Sandy Lane Surgery extends a warm welcome to new patients who live within our practice area.   You can see if you fall within our area by entering your postcode in the catchment area tool opposite.

To register you will need to complete and return a registration form and make an appointment for a new patient registration check with one of our Healthcare Assistants.

It may take several months for your full medical record to reach us and attending this check makes sure that we know important information about you e.g repeat medication, allergies, immunisation status and current medical problems.

Please make sure we have your mobile telephone numbers and email address as we now send out appointment confirmations, reminders and blood results using these methods. If you do not wish to receive TXTs you must OPT OUT please let reception know.

If you have a home computer, tablet or smart phone please also bring your passport or driving licence and a utility bill with you,  you can then register for Patient Access , our on-line service. This allows you to order repeat prescriptions, book and cancel appointments and view your medical records on-line.

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.

Non-English Speakers

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.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The practice has made every effort to ensure easy access to the building and toilet facilities are available for the disabled. All patient facilities are located on the ground floor of the building and part of the reception desk has been lowered to facilitate wheelchair access.

There is a loop system for the hard of hearing. Please inform our reception staff if you wish to use this.