New patients are accepted provided they live within the Practice geographical boundary (8 mile radius – approx 12 road miles, plus the village of Glenarm). The Practice does not discriminate of the grounds of: Race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, nationality, disability or medical condition If you hold a medical card from a U.K Doctor, the card is signed and new address details given. If you do not have a medical card you will be asked to complete a registration form, we will also require proof of address this can be in the form of a utility bill or bank/credit card letterhead showing your current address.
When you register with our GP practice, you will be invited to have a new patient health care check within three months of registration. Health checks are typically done by the practice nurse or health care assistant who will ask you about your personal and family medical history. They will ensure that any tests or checks you need are up to date, this is to ensure you receive the best possible care within our practice.
From 1st April 2004 patients will not be registered with an individual Doctor but with the Partnership. All patients have the right to see the Doctor of their choice, where it is possible and provided that Doctor routinely offers the services they wish to avail of. Due to our Doctor's working schedule you may have to wait longer than 48 hours to see the Doctor of choice. Where any particular Doctor does not provide a requested service patients will be offered the opportunity to consult with another doctor who provides the service within the partnership.
BSO Registration Information
In order to obtain a medical card, if you are new to the NHS or are returning from overseas you need to fill in an application form. This form is available in English and in a range of other languages. Please click on the respective links below to download the form in English and/or in translation. Residents of the UK who have misplaced their medical cards and who wish to register with the practice can register using a HS200 form which is available at front reception.
Content courtesy of the Central Services Agency, N.Ireland