Chelmer Village Surgery

How to register

If you wish to register, please see one of our receptionists who will ask you to complete a  GMS1 form and a Patient Health Questionnaire,  You can download and print out these forms using the links below.  We will need to have details of your previous or current GP, and your NHS number, as well as the documentation described below.

New patient Registration Form

Health Questionnaire – Under 16 Year Olds

New patient Questionnaire

Only one adult family member need attend the surgery to register a family provided that the address details are the same for them all.

Proof of Address

This will verify that you are living within our practice area. This evidence should be:

  • A utility bill
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Bank statement
  • Mortgage statement
  • Council tax bill
  • Other official correspondence verifying address

A photocopy will be taken of the proof of address evidence for each patient.

Online Services

You may also wish to register of our online services.  This includes the ability to book and cancel appointments, order repeat medication and view information from your medical records.

Photo ID will be required.  An information leaflet and application form can be collected from Reception.

Change of Address and Telephone Numbers

We ask that you notify us of any change to your address or telephone numbers. We can only use the current details and if they have not been updated then we may not be able to contact you when necessary.

If you move out of our practice area you may be asked to register at a nearer doctor. You will be given 28 days to do this.

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.

Patient Guide to GP Services

Temporary Registration

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.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 23rd March, 2020