Register at our Practice

How To Register

You can register at Townsend House Surgery in a number of ways and we believe that everyone should have access to GP services.

  1. You can register online here - this is the quickest and easiest method.
  2. You can call into the surgery and we will help you to either fill in the forms or access the online registration.
  3. You can access registration forms yourself below and bring them to the surgery if you prefer:

We recommend that where possible you register for online access at the same time as you register at the surgery

Our practice area can be seen on the map; we do provide some services to out of area patients but are unable to support home visits out of our catchment area.


Practice Boundary

Your address is within the catchment area.
Your address is outside of the catchment area.
Address not found.

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.

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: