Thornhills Medical Practice regrets that we are currently unable to register new patients unless they are new born or adopted babies of parents registered at the practice. Students returning to an existing household or new partners or family members moving into an existing household. This decision has been made due to a current GP shortage and this action is necessary to protect the safety and quality of service provided to patients currently registered with the practice. We are a very busy practice and do not have the resources to safely look after more patients.
We do not anticipate being able to take on any new patients for at least the next three months however we will be reviewing this regularly and we will keep our website updated accordingly. Unfortunately we will not be able to hold a waiting list for patients wishing to register in the future.
For details of other practices in the area you can visit the NHS website www.nhs.uk
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Partners - Thornhills Medical Practice
To register new born babies and adopted children of currently registered parents or applicants of existing households, please visit the practice to complete the registration forms or telephone the practice on 01732 849980 for more infomation.
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
You may print off a registration form and patient questionnaire, fill it in and bring it in with with you on your first visit to the practice. Please note new patients will be required to bring in ID and proof of address when registering.
Health Visitor Form - For New Babies Only
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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.
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