New Patient Registration

Orchard Surgery welcomes new patients.  Please ensure that you live within our practice catchment area (see boundary area)

To register with the surgery, you will need to complete some registration forms. You must come into the surgery in person to complete your registration.

All forms will need to be completed before you can be registered.  Our reception team will ask you for 2 forms of identification – one should be a photo ID and the other with proof of address.  If however you will have problems providing us with identification, please speak to a member of our reception team for further advice.

All patients have an ‘allocated named accountable GP’

From April 2014 it became a contractual requirement for GP Practices to provide a named and accountable GP for all patients over the age of 75. In April 2015 this was extended to all patients. The ‘allocated named accountable GP’ will be either your usual or registered GP.

This information is now included on prescriptions, outgoing correspondence to patients, and is advised to new patients when registering at Orchard Surgery. Patients are also able to request this information at any time when accessing treatment through the Surgery.

Further information is available on the BMA website at

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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