Register as New Patient
Registering at Rycroft Primary Care Centre couldn't be easier.
You will need to attend reception to complete the appropriate forms and be advised of any new patient health checks.
Please bring identification with your address shown for registration where possible.
On completion of the GMS1 registration form and patient questionairre you will be asked to produce a form of identification which shows your address and name, e.g. electricity bill, gas bill, bank statement, where possible.
You will then be offered an appointment for a new patient health check if required
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are in the area for a short time and require medical treatment you are able to register with this practice as a temporary resident. This gives you the same access to general medical services as registered patients but either for a period of 24 hours up to 15 days, or between 15 days and three months. If you are going to be in the area for longer than three months you should register fully with a GP.
If you are registered with another practice locally it is essential that you to attend your own practice where your medical notes are available.
Overseas Visitors & Emergency Treatment for Foreign Visitors
People from abroad are eligible for free treatment on the NHS in the case of an emergency. Broadly, this means that if, in the opinion of the GP, your condition requires emergency treatment you will not be charged for a consultation with the GP. If you require treatment or medication for a pre-existing condition you will be charged a fee, which then should be claimed back via your insurance company.
Please note that these conditions also apply to British nationals living abroad.
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
The surgery is well equipped for disabled patients. The surgery comprises of automatic doors, wide corridors, and plenty of room in the waiting room for wheelchairs and a disabled toilet.
Sight Impaired Patients
The toilets have Braille signs on them. Also, on request, we can obtain practice leaflets in Braille, although we do not stock these unless requested.
Hearing Impaired Patients
The reception at our surgery is fitted with a loop which is a devise that helps people who have hearing difficulties hear more loudly and clearly.
The surgery has easy access into the premises for anyone who is in a wheelchair. The doors at the entrance of the building are automatic. There is plenty of room in the waiting room for a wheelchair to be placed and there is also an automatic door into the Doctors rooms etc.
Accessibilty Information Standard (AIS) 2016
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that people who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand (for example in large print, braille or via email) and professional communication support if they need it, such as from a British Sign Language interpreter.
For most of us our preferred method of contact is our home number or mobile number but for example, if you suffer from hard of hearing or blindness that may not be suitable for you. If you or someone you are caring for wishes us to contact you in another way, please do let us know by informing our reception staff at the practice. We will then record your needs by highlighting it on your medical records.