Register as a New Patient
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. The catchment area covers the Basildon postcode area.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice, the registration form also includes some basic health questions about yourself, including medical history or any medications you may be on.
If you wish to register as a pateint at Ballards Walk or The Gore Surgery you will need to do 3 things:
- Complete a Registration Form. This is filled out at Ballards Walk Surgery
- Comlete a GSM1 form. This can be downloaded here. If you are unable to print this form, it can also be completed at Ballards Walk Surgery.
- Provide both photo I.D. and proof of address, such as a Utility Bill.
Please contact reception for further information.
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.
The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse. The practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.
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: