The Marches SurgeryWestfield Walk LeominsterHerefordshire, HR6 8HDTel: 01568 614141
We accept patients who live within our practice area. You may register with either the main surgery in Leominster or with the branch surgery in Bodenham. Your medical records will be held at the surgery where you register and on computer.
Please bring your medical card into the surgery. There should be a card for each member of your family. This card has your name, address, NHS number and name of your previous doctor on it.
You will be asked to complete a registration form which will be sent to the Worcestershire Support Services Agency, who then apply to your previous doctor for your medical records. Forms can be downloaded from the above "Registering Online" tab.
You will be registered with The Marches Surgery but may express a preference to see a particular doctor. If you prefer to see a particular doctor, their name will be recorded in your medical notes. You may ask to change the name of your preferred doctor at any time.
Patients are free to see the doctor of their choice. However, whilst we will endeavour to make an appointment with your preferred doctor, it may not always be possible for us to do so. If we cannot make an appointment with the doctor of your choice, we will always explain why it is not possible.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
This map outlines our practice area. If you are unsure if you lie within our area, please ring us and we will be happy to advise you.
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Online Medical Questionnaire For New Patients (please only fill in this form if you have completed the 'pre-registration' form above)
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
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
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
GP2GP is an electronic facility that enables a patient’s electronic health record to be transferred safely and directly between practices when a patient changes practice. It is an NHS England requirement that all practices use the GP2GP facility as soon as possible after 1 April 2014 or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31 March 2015.
The Marches Surgery already uses GP2GP. This means that, as long as your previous surgery also uses GP2GP, your electronic medical records will be automatically up loaded on to our clinical system. This helps improve patient care as it means that your new GP will usually have access to a full and detailed medical record from the date you register with our practice. Similarly, if you register with another GP practice that uses GP2GP, your medical record will be transferred electronically to your new GP. Your paper medical record will continue to be sent to your new GP.
For further details please see: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp
All patients (including children) registered at The Marches Surgery have a named, accountable GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice.
If you wish to know the name of your usual GP, please contact us or ask the receptionist next time you visit the surgery. If you are prescribed medication, you can find the name of your usual GP at the bottom of your prescription.
Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and, if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
If you have a preference as to your named GP, then please talk to one of our receptionists. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
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