Register as New Patient
For patients looking to register with our practice, please review our boundary map (below) 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 visiting 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 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:
Proof of ID and Residency
(it would be helpful if you could supply 1 of these for both ID & address verification):
- UK photo card Driving Licence
- UK Firearms Licence
Acceptable Forms of ID:
- Current passport
- Driving licence
- EU national identity card
- Blue disabled parking permit (photo version only)
- Police Warrant card or armed forces ID card
- PAYE coding notice (from Inland Revenue)
- Benefit or Pension letter (from current tax year)
Acceptable Forms of Address (residency) Verification:
- Current driving licence (if not provided as ID)
- Utility bill (dated within the last 3 months)
- Council tax bill (current year)
- Bank Statement (dated within the last 3 months).
- Work permit or student visa
- Letter from Host college\Family
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. 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.
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: