How to Register

New Patient Registration

If you would like to register with our practice we ask you to provide Photo ID such as a passport or driving licence. We may ask for proof of address, usually in the form of a utility bill or similar document. Please see our Practice Boundary map below. You will need to complete the standard NHS registration form at the link below and bring this along with the documents mentioned above to the Practice.

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.

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.

For Under 16s, please download and complete this medical questionnaire. Paper copies are available at reception


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)


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.

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.

Wellington Practice - Area Boundary Map
Wellington Practice - Area Boundary Map