Eastlands Medical PracticeClayton Health Centre 89 North RoadClayton Manchester, M11 4EJTel: 0161 223 9229
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
The practice is happy to register patients living within the practice area. If your postcode does not begin with M11 4 or M43 it is unlikely you live within the practice area. Please ask the receptionist.
If you wish to register with the practice it is advisable where possible, to register families or people living in the same house with the same practice. If you have moved in with someone already registered with a doctor in the area, please attempt to register with their doctor.
A request to register must be made in person at the reception desk. It is of the utmost importance that when you attend the surgery to register that you bring your medical card with you. This contains your unique NHS number (not your NI number), which will enable the practice to obtain your medical records from the previous doctor and not the records of someone with a similar/same name and/or date of birth.
Patient registering for the first time in the UK must provide the practice with the actual date they arrived in the UK. Without this information, your request to register cannot be processed.
You will be offered a new patient appointment and given a new patient registration and consent form to complete. The appointment will enable the practice to obtain your medical history and record any medication your previous doctor might have prescribed. It is very important that you bring all your medication with you together with a sample of urine.
The practice has signed up to take part in the Summary Care Record. Information will be given to you when you attend the surgery to register. If you do no wish to have a Summary Care Record you will need to sign an 'opt out' form and return it to the surgery. More information can be obtain from www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020.
Once you have seen the nurse for your new patient registration appointment, your application will be complete and you will receive a new medical card through the post from the Strategic Health Authority or Primary Care Trust.
Please contact reception for further information.
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.
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
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.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice 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.
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