Register with us as a New Patient

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. 

Catchment area

We are happy to accept new patients who are ordinarily resident in the UK and living within our practice boundary.

See if you live within our practice boundary by using the interactive map and postcode checker.

We accept new patients from the vicinity of Waterhouses and the surrounding area including Alton and the following villages: Bradnop, Onecote, Grindon, Butterton, Cauldon, Cotton, Whiston, Ipstones, Foxt, Froghall, Kingsley, Swinscoe, Stanton, Wootton, Ellastone and Denstone.

There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to register with your chosen GP, for example you may live too far away. If this is the case simply choose another GP in your local area.

Please see this NHS guidelines for further details of how this works.

Please note that if you were previously registered with a Doctor outside the UK then the Practice will not have access to your medical notes. All patients who register from abroad should contact their previous Doctor to obtain copies of their notes.

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.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration.

Named Accountable GP

You will be assigned to a doctor who will be your “Named Accountable GP” as required by the NHS, however, you can choose to be seen by any clinician as long as they are available.

You will be added to the practice list, not an individual doctor. You can ask to be seen by any of the doctors in the practice although it will not always be possible to see the doctor of your choice on a particular day and time.

Find your NHS number

Use this service to get your NHS number.

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456.

You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.

Register online

The NHS online registration form will collect your details, a brief outline of your medical history and record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.

Please complete one form for each family member.

Download the Forms

If you would rather submit your application to register personally please download and complete the forms below.

SCR patient consent preference form

Download a form to opt out of having a Summary Care Record (SCR) or opt out of additional information being included in the SCR.

Obtain the forms at Reception

By obtaining a printed GMS1 form from our reception team along with a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.

People of No Fixed Abode

If you are homeless or of no fixed abode but reside within the practice boundary, then you can still register with us.

Practice Leaflet

You can download or view our Practice leaflet

Organ Donation

From 2020, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded. For more information please visit the Organ Donation NHS UK where you can also register your decision.