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How To Register

When arriving at the surgery to register, we require you to complete the following forms in able to register you as a patient;

You will need to ensure that the correct new patient questionaire is completed for the age of the patient which is registering. 

Please ensure that you bring form of identification along with proof of address to the practice in order for the team to process your registration.

Please allow 5 working days for us to process your registration.

New patients registering with the Practice over the age of 5 are entitled to a check-up with the doctor. This involves discussing your past medical history, arranging your medication and contraception, and a simple examination including blood pressure, weight and analysis of your urine, please bring a urine sample with you.

Registration is with the Practice; however, we run a 'Usual Doctor' system for each patient where you will be asked which doctor you would most like to see. Occasionally one doctor's list is full so you may be asked to register with an alternative.

We believe this policy fosters a close relationship, provides better continuity of care and reduces the possibility of both patients and doctors being uncertain about roles and responsibilities.

Of course, there may be times when you will be offered an appointment with another Doctor if the problem is extremely urgent or if your doctor is away.

Practice Area

The practice covers an area of approximately eight miles surrounding Seaton. This includes Beer, Colyton, Colyford, Musbury, Shute, Axmouth and Branscombe. Patients looking to register with the practice can do so by obtaining forms from reception or by completing the online registration forms.

We also have a branch site in Beer. Despite limited opening hours, this proves popular with our patients for ease of parking. Should you wish to make an appointment at our branch site please inform reception.

Temporary Registrations

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 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.

Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of the National Health Service (NHS) to newly-arrived individuals and families. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, 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: