How to Register as a New Patient
You must live within the practice boundary to be able to register as a patient. The map opposite details the area covered by the Portishead Medical Group. Click on the map to view an interactive version of the area and population.
You will need to register before you can see a doctor or ask for a prescription.
If you would like to register, please click on the links below to complete the New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire.
You must complete both of the forms below
You will also need to produce 2 forms of identification:
- Photo ID (e.g. passport, driving licence)
- Proof of address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement)
You will be registered with the practice (rather than an individual GP) but you are welcome to request an appointment with the GP of your choice.
If you need to receive information in a particular format or have a particular communication need please let us know.
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
We have two designated disabled parking spaces. The building is accessed via a gradual slope and through automatic double doors. All consulting Rooms are on the ground floor. There is also a disabled lavatory.