Join the Cranborne Practice
Register as a New Patient
We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the Practice area which serves Cranborne, Verwood, Alderholt and the surrounding areas within a radius of about 8 miles. Please note if your address falls outside of the practice catchment area you will be advised that you are out of area.
You can register by bringing along your NHS medical card or completing our forms which are available from reception in our New Patient Pack or click here for the Registration Form (GMS1) and click here for a new patient health questionnaire.
You will be officially registered with the Practice, and may see whichever doctor you choose; however we would encourage you to consider one doctor as “your” doctor and to see that one on regular or non-urgent visits. Of course for emergency or urgent visits you will need to see whichever Doctor is available at the time.
We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a nurse; please speak to reception if you wish to make one of these appointments.
If you wish to pre-register click on the links below to open the forms. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Submit" 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.
New Patient Questionnaire
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.
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 if you need treatment that cannot be done from your own practice. 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 permanent patient with our practice if you still require our services.
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.
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