How to Register

New Patient Registration

Please complete the relevant registration pack below to register with The Wellington Practice. We do not ask for proof of address and only ask to see photo ID if your are signing up to use Online Access (form included in the registration pack). All patients applying will need to complete all parts of the forms.

Please click here and use your postcode to ensure you’re within the practice boundary.

If you have previously been registered with a UK based GP your medical records will often be transferred automatically within 24 hours. If you join us from abroad or have recently left the armed services the process can take a few weeks.

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 apply to permanently register with us.

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.

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.

Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.

Non-English Speakers

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. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages

Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Manadarin)


Entitlements to NHS services for migrants in England

Keeping up to date with vaccinations for migrants

Practice Area

Only residents who live within our Inner Boundary Line will be able to register at Wellington Practice. Patients who are already registered with the surgery can move out of the Inner Boundary but they must stay within the Outer Boundary in order to continue to be registered at the Practice.

Patients who move out of the Outer Boundary will be expected to re-register at another surgery in their new area.

Please see our boundary map below