New Patient Registration
Somerset Bridge Medical Centre currently has an open patient list, which means we are happy to accept registration requests from anyone living within the practice boundary.
Patients can register by either completing registrations forms in the practice or online.
We do ask, if possible, that you provide photographic identification and/or proof of address for all adult registrations to confirm that you are living in our practice catchment area. Sight of each child's Red Book is also helpful at registration so we can ensure information collected at previous developmental checks is transferred to the GP record.
Registration will not normally be declined should identification documents not be available.
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.
If you require emergency necessary treatment please contact the Practice on 01278 411520.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the 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.
Your Named GP
Changes to the GP contract mean that all patients in England, including children, now benefit from having a named, accountable doctor who will be responsible for coordinating their care. If you are unsure who your named GP is please speak to one of our receptionists.
You can still have appointments with any of our clinicians not just your Named GP.
Patients aged 75 and over
In addition for patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP will also:
- Work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
- Ensure these patients have access to a health check
Change of Address
If you change name, address or telephone number, please let our receptionists know immediately.
If you move outside the practice area you may need to find a doctor in your new area.
There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.
The NHS App
Somerset Bridge Medical Centre would like to invite you to use The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
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