The County Practice

How To Register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.

You can register by completing a form available from reception.

To save time you can also download and print the following registration forms:

For Adult Registrations

Download an Adult Registration Form and an Online Services form

For Children’s Registrations

Please download and complete both a Child Registration Form and a Child Health Services form

You will need to complete these forms by hand and bring to the surgery.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a practice nurse.


Crown Servants and their dependents returning from overseas postings

Guidance to register with the surgery and support for returners from Ukraine

Crown Servants, including members of the Armed Forces and their dependants returning to England from Ukraine and the surrounding countries can register or re-register at, The County Practice.

The application may be made up to, but no more than, one month before your planned date of return to the U.K. If the application is for permanent registration, it must be made no later than three months after you have arrived in the U.K.

The County Practice is not required to provide Primary Medical Services before your actual return to the U.K. However, you will be able to pre-book an appointment to speak with a GP, once your registration is accepted, (if before your return to the U.K.)

Due to the current situation in Ukraine, if you are unable to provide a UK address, we advise that you should provide a UK address for friends or family. If you are unable to provide this information before returning to the U.K. please contact the Surgery.


New Patient Checks

Some patients may be invited to attend a new patient check with one of our practice nurses or GP’s when they register with the practice. This would be dependent on your medical history.

This will allow us to gather information about your health needs as soon as possible, and gives you the opportunity to discuss any problems you may have- it can take some weeks for your notes to arrive with us.

If you are on repeat medication, you will also need to see a doctor to have the medication set up on our clinical system so you can order it as usual. Please bring the right hand side of a previous repeat prescription or the packaging of the medication, to your appointment.

When you transfer between practices, it can take several weeks for your medical notes to arrive with us. It is important we start to get to know you so we can help you stay in the best of health.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Temporary Patients

If you are not registered with a GP you will be unable to see one unless you have a serious emergency. In most other cases, calling 111 is a better option.

If you are not registered with a GP but need treatment at a GP Surgery you will need to complete a temporary registration form.

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.

Click here for further information on the NHS website

Non-English Speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 12th May, 2023