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How to register

To register as a patient with Shay Lane Medical Centre you must live within our practice boundary.

Please complete these online forms to register:

New Patient Form (GMS1)

Patient Health Questionnaire

Alternatively, you can print and complete the New Patient Form and Patient Health Questionnaire or request these from reception.

Proof of identity and address

New patients will need to bring or email the completed forms to the practice with two forms of identification as part of the registration process.

  • One should be photo ID (current passport or photo driving licence) and
  • One as proof of address (recent utility bill/bank statement)
  • For children, a birth certificate will be accepted where a passport is unavailable.

If you are taking medication, this information will usually be transferred to us electronically. However we may need to see evidence of your most recent prescription. Please ensure where possible you have enough medication from your last GP, in order to give us time to process your registration and issue your next prescription.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

Temporary patients

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 please contact the local practice you wish to use. For example, if you are studying at university and were previously registered with us, you are also seen as a temporary resident. If you are not registered with Shay Lane Medical Centre but are a temporary resident within the practice boundary you will have to complete a Temporary Services Form. Please speak to reception for further information.

Please see NHS guidance on how to register as a temporary resident with a GP or contact the patient services team via reception for further information.

Non-English speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.