Register as New Patient
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so we would be grateful if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. We would also like to view one form of photo ID when you submit you registration documents.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
When filling out the registration form it is important you fill in all information required if you do not have your NHS number you can obtain this from your previous surgery, address details must include postcodes.
If you are on any regular medication you should initially make a double appointment with a clinician to go through your medications.
Click on link below to find out if you are in the catchment area for Roborough Surgery.
Please note that we have a special arrangement to cover the Bickleigh village area. If you are in any doubt whether your area is covered, please contact the surgery.
Other information required to identify if you have any information and / or communication support needs, please write this on the new patient form under other important conditions:-
- Do you have any communication needs?
- Do you need a format other than standard print?
- Do you have any special communication requirements?
- How do you prefer to be contacted?
- What is your preferred method of communication?
- How would you like us to communicate with you?
- Can you explain what support would be helpful?
- What communication support should we provide for you?
- What is the best way to send you information?
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Our aims are to offer the highest standard of health care and advice to our patients, with the resources available to us.
We have a team approach to patient care and endeavour to monitor the service provided to patients, to ensure that it meets current standards of excellence.
We are dedicated to ensuring that Practice staff and Doctors are trained to the highest level and to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.
Please ask at Reception for a copy of our Practice Charter.
Accountable Named GP for all Patients Roborough Surgery
In line with our contractual requirements all of our patients, as of the 30th June 2015, will be allocated a named and accountable GP.
Question and Answers:
What Does Accountable Mean?
Your named accountable GP will oversee the co-ordination of your care amongst the other health professionals.
Does this mean that my named accountable GP will take 24hr responsibility for my care?
No, the named accountable GP will not take on 24hr responsibility for your care, your named GP will purely oversee the care that you receive.
Does this mean that I have the right to see my named GP every time I book an appointment?
No, a patient can express who they would like to see, however, this may not always be possible due to appointment availability with that GP.
Can patients still see any GP they wish?
Yes, a patient can continue to see any GP they wish as they currently do.
Will I be informed in writing who my accountable named GP is?
No, your practice does not have to inform you in writing. If you would like to know who your named GP is then please contact the practice.
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
The practice is situated on 2 floors with a patient lift, which is suitable for a wheelchair enabling access to the first floor.
There is a ramp to the front entrance and a disabled toilet in both upstairs and downstairs waiting rooms. Staff will always help where needed.
A wheelchair is available in the reception area if needed.
We have portable Hearing Loop systems available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please ask at reception.