This Practice always welcomes new patients to join.
We have an open list and are able to accept requests for registration from patients living or moving to a wide area from our Practice.
Click on the image opposite to check if your postcode is within our area.
During the current COVID-19 Pandemic we would prefer the online registration application forms and health questionnaires available below are used.
Kindly complete a new patient questionnaire and new patient registration form for each person wishing to register with the practice and email a form of identification and proof of address to NewPatients.Tunstall@nhs.net If you have recently arrived to this Country from abroad, please email either your Passport or Visa as proof of identification.
Please note that until we receive all 3 documents (new patient questionnaire, new patient registration form and proof of address/ID) we will not be able to register you as a new patient at our surgery.
The forms involve your past and present medical history, previous GP details, immunisation details for all children under the age of 6 years (can be obtained from your child’s Red Book), and most importantly your NHS number (which can be obtained from your previous GP if not known by yourself). Reception staff will inform you when to return to the surgery to see if you have been accepted by the Practice.
Following acceptance, new patients aged 5 years and over will be given an appointment for a New Patient Health Check with our Practice Nurse. If you have your NHS medical card, bring it with you, if not we have registration forms available for you to complete and sign. We will also ask you to complete a patient health questionnaire for each person registering.
If you require medication, you will be offered an appointment with the doctor after your initial New Patient Health Check.
Please note that during the current COVID-19 Pandemic these new patient reviews are being carried out remotely and will not involve a face to face appointment unless the clinician feels this is necessary.
Temporary Patient 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 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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
There is wheelchair access at the main entrance. A wheelchair is also available for patient use; this can be found in the ground floor reception area.There are disabled parking spaces outside the main entrance which has automatic doors providing access to the building.
Disabled toilet facilities are situated on the ground and first floors.
We also have a hearing loop in the practice.