For patients looking to register with our practice, please review our boundary map to see the areas we cover.
In order to register with us, we require our patients to complete a GMS1 registration form as well as either a new adult patient questionnaire, or a new child patient questionnaire if under 15 years old. These can be found by either entering your local Portsdown surgery and enquiring at the front desk, or by downloading the forms using the provided links near the bottom of this page.
Please note that additionaly it is ideal if you can provide two forms of identification when registering; a photo ID and a proof of address. For more information, please read below:
(it would be helpful if you could supply 1 of these for both ID & address verification):
Acceptable forms of ID:
Acceptable forms of Address (residency) verification:
New Patient Questionnaire
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 page will be updated on a monthly basis to reflect the most recent information we have on patient 'did not attend' (DNA) appointments and feedback received via text and in practice from our patients.
Cosham Park House and Paulsgrove Surgeries
Somerstown and Heyward Road Surgeries
Friends & Family Test (FFT) Results
This page is intended to help our patients get the most from the practice and the local health economy. It can include tips, alerts and useful information about pharmacy and community services, to help patients direct their query to the most appropriate clinician or healthcare worker.
- How to get the most out of your appointment - click here
- The Role of the Nurse Practitioner - click here
- Asthma Inhaler Technique Videos & Information - click here
- Pre Payment Certificates - click here
- Diabetic Eye Screening Information
- NHS App library - This is a list of NHS approved smartphone apps.
On the 25th May 2018, the laws around how we handle your data changed. To reflect this change we updated our Privacy Notices and our GDPR Policy. The updated documents can be found below:
Privacy Notice Policy Pack
Childrens Privacy Leaflet
Patient Privacy Notice
Diabetic Eye Screening Information
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 permanently register with the 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
“To provide high quality and timely medical services to our patients; putting the patient at the centre of everything we do and striving to improve services in an ever changing environment.”
To achieve this we will:
Portsdown Group Practice is a large multi-site NHS General Practice that currently delivers a full range of Personal Medical Services to its registered NHS patients from its six sites:
We also provide additional services under a number of DES and LES schemes offered to us by our Portsmouth CCG. A number of our partners have additional expertise, for example in dermatology, cardiology, minor surgery, elderly medicine, ultrasound scanning and respiratory medicine, enabling us to provide an extended range of high quality clinical care.
Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance - Working together in and around the city of Portsmouth
NHS Choices - A rich source of patient information
SystmOnline - Access to Portsdown Group Practices' Online Services (Registration Required)
Approved NHS Apps - Download NHS approved apps to your mobile phone to help you monitor your health
NHS England - NHS main website
Right Breathe - For Asthmatics. Very useful for searching for an inhaler type if you are not familiar with it.
Asthma UK - For Asthmatics. instruction how to use every inhaler.
Please note that we have no control over website content on the links above.
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Please complete this Carers Support Questionnaire and hand in to reception
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
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