Join the practice
We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance disability or medical condition, but we can refuse to accept patients if they are violent and abusive, live outside the practice area or if the practice list is officially closed.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
If you are within our boundary and would like to join Waterfield House Surgery please could you download and complete both the forms below.
You will still have to visit the surgery to show proof of identity (driving licence/passport) and address (utility bill/rental agreement/bank statement).
If you are visiting the UK on a working visa, reception staff will need to see this. Registration documents need to be completed for each family member.
Please do not be offended if reception staff are unable to complete your registration due to insufficient documentation.
Once registered you will be able to make appointments – please allow at least one week.
Appointments and prescriptions can be requested on line. Once registered, relevant passwords can be printed out – please ask at reception.
Your Named GP
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload.
We would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any other GP in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course if you are 75 years and above. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask one of our reception staff.
Emergency & Immediately Necessary Treatment
GPs will provide all emergency and immediately necessary medical treatment regardless of your residence or visitor status.
If there is a routine appointment available at a time that is acceptable to you and you will be living in the practice area for more than 24hrs and less than 3 months, you may be registered as a temporary resident.
Charging temporary residents from overseas
We do not charge EU patients. If you are from elsewhere outside the UK we charge at the rate of £35.00 per consultation (including the cost of issuing a private prescription). In addition, you will need to pay for your medication from a pharmacy or for any tests.
If you are going to be in the practice area for more than 3 months, you may register as a permanent patient. You will need to complete a registration form and provide 2 documents showing that you are resident in the area - eg utility bills, passport, driving licence etc.
Acceptance of a patient onto a GP practice’s list of patients allows access to primary care medical services, but it does not automatically entitle an individual to receive other NHS services free of charge.
Non English Speakers
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: