New Face to Face Patient Registration

If you have an NHS Medical Card please take this to reception. If not, the receptionist will give you a form to complete. A relative or friend can fill in the form with your consent. You will also be given a health questionnaire to fill in.

You do not need to provide proof of ID to register with a GP practice, however it helps us to confirm your details if you can provide a copy of your driving licence, passport, student card, birth certificate, asylum papers (Home Office (NASS) photo ID card), pension card or bus pass. We do not need proof of your address but again it helps us to confirm your details so anything with your name on such as a utility bill, bank statement or benefit statement dated within the last 3 months helps us to process your registration quicker.  

What Happens Next?

The information you give will be sent via computer to Primary Care Support England who will then request your medical records to be transferred to us from your previous doctor.

If you have not had a doctor in the UK before, a new medical record will be made for you with a unique National Health Service (NHS) number. A letter will be sent to you informing you of your NHS Number, your Sheffield address and the doctor you have been registered with. Keep this safe. This information can be used to register with another doctor when you leave the area.

New Patient Health Checks

We invite all new patients over the age of five who register with the practice to have a health check.

We will ask you to fill in a questionnaire. This gives us important information about past illnesses and medication. This is useful as it may be some time before we receive medical records from your previous doctor.

Patients Not Seen Within a Significant Period

If you have not been seen at a surgery for over 3 years, or for over one year if you are aged over 75, you can request a consultation. 

Change of Address

Once you have registered it is important that you inform us of any change of address as this could effect referrals to hospital or home visits etc. Please email  the surgery or fill in a change of address form. Forms can be obtained from the reception desk at Porter Brook.

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.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services


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