Register with us as a new patient

 

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To register you will need complete one of the following forms

You do not need ID to register with a GP Practice

 

Live within our boundary area?

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area. 

 

Out of area registration

People have greater choice when choosing a GP Practice, GP Practices have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.

Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area, or if they move out of the practice area.

Your application will be considered and we will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may:

  • Ask you, or the practice you are currently registered with, questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way 
  • Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend)

If accepted, you will attend Hereford Medical Group sites and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. However, we may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way. In these circumstances we may offer you registration with home visits, for example, if you live just outside the practice area or we may not register you and advise you should seek to register (or remain registered) with an alternative practice.

Out of area registrations (without home visits) - who to contact 

You may on occasion develop an urgent illness or injury at home that means attending the GP surgery as normal would not be appropriate. If you require a GP please contact the practice. If we determine you need access services local to where you live we may ask you to call NHS 111.

In these circumstances NHS 111 will direct you to the local service that has been established by NHS England for patients such as you. This local service could be an alternative GP practice, a local walk-in or urgent care centre, A&E or minor injuries unit. 

This local service will then decide if you can attend for an urgent face to face appointment with a healthcare professional or if a home visit is needed which will be based on your individual circumstances. 

If this is in the out-of-hours period when GP surgeries are normally closed - between 6:30pm and 8:00am weekdays and during weekends - NHS 111 will direct you to the local out-of-hour provider.

Changes to health needs

If accepted, but your health needs change, we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with an alternative GP practice. In these circumstances we will write to you explaining the reasons why we will no longer be able to keep you registered at the Practice.
 
This arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England and it is not possible to register you with Hereford Medical Group if you reside outside of England. For further information visit the NHS Choices website 
 

Who Can Register?

If you are a resident in the practice area and wish to register permanently with the practice fill out a registration form online using the links above. To check whether you address is within our practice catchment area check out our Practice Boundary (above).

If you are not a permanent resident and are visiting temporarily you may register for the practice on a temporary basis. You do not need to register at the practice until you need to see a doctor.

Overseas visitor? You may qualify to access free NHS services, or you may be required to pay a contribution depending on the NHS regulations.

 

Online Access

During the Covid-19 pandemic we cannot have patients 'drop-in' to the surgery so cannot register patients for Patient Access (as we require ID to do this). We would encourage patients to sign up for the NHS app which you can do from home.