Join the practice
We are delighted to accept new patients onto our list. We offer a flexible service, with appointments available by telephone and video, as well as in the surgery 7 days a week. We do register and keep registered patients who live outside our practice boundary. However, we cannot register you outside our practice boundary if:
- You require home visits
- You have complex medical or psychiatric problems since this will require a whole community team, not just the GP surgery to deliver your care.
If you do register, whilst living outside our practice boundaries, you will not be entitled to home visits. If you have any queries, feel free to speak to our receptionist. We try and organise our practice to encourage continuity of care with patients ideally seeing one doctor through a particular problem.
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Register with us
If you wish to register with the Practice, please complete our online registration form.
It is important that you enter your current address correctly, your previous address and also your previous GP. This is important to prevent the health authority from rejecting the registration form, and also to enable us to receive your medical records from your previous GP electronically.
Please note: Your registration is not complete until you have a new patient check with the health care assistant.
Proof of ID, address or immigration status
Anyone can register without needing proof of ID, address or immigration status. We may ask to see proof of ID and/or address to ensure we register you with the correct details - however, we will always register you even if you do not have these documents.
Register at the Practice
You can also register by visiting the Lea Surgery during our opening times Monday to Sunday, and speak to our receptionists.
Information we will need:
To avoid unecessary delays in the registration process we request all potential patients provide the following at the point of registration
- To Full name, including previous names
- Date and place of birth
- Last address
- New address and post code
- Last name and address of your previous Doctor
- NHS number if known (not the same as your National Insurance number)
- Proof of residence eg utility bill
- Red book/immunisation record for children aged 5 and under
If you are a recent arrival to the UK we may need to see your passport and the visa.
- If you are an asylum seeker we may request to see official documentation inc IND number.
We require all new patients to complete a confidential questionnaire about their medical history. This will help the Doctors and Nurses at Lea Surgery to appreciate your health needs.
If you have any significant medical problems e.g. diabetes it would be advisable to book an appointment with the doctor after registration. If you are on regular medication please bring it with you to your first appointment, so that repeat prescriptions can be organised
You can also collect a copy of the questionnaire from the reception desk.