JOINING THE SYDENHAM GREEN PRACTICE
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
All patients registered at Sydenham Green Group Practice have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
Do you live within our Registering Boundary Area?
How to register
Please call at the practice on any day we are open but at least half an hour before we close. We will ask you to provide documents etc..
- Your name, date of birth and NHS number (if you know it).
- Your town and country of birth.
- Your previous address.
- Your previous doctors name and address
- If you are already registered with a GP your NHS medical card.
If you haven't got your card your records can be traced and we will ask for:
- Proof of address showing that you live in the practice area.
This may include: Utility bill, Phone bill (NOT Mobile), Bank statement, Driving licence, Rent agreement.
- Complete a brief questionnaire for each member of the family.
It is very important that you complete this as it may take some months for your medical records to reach us.
- Complete details of your and your family history medical history as well as blood pressure, height and weight on our Surgery POD within the waiting room.
Patients are accepted purely on eligibility and address and not on their health, age, gender, religion or other criteria If your application is accepted you may be asked to make an appointment with a nurse for a check-up. This allows us to check a few things like your blood pressure and to make sure we have a picture of your previous medical history and also just to say hello! Please bring a urine sample with you.
- Visitors to the area and eligible for NHS care may be accepted as 'temporary residents' for a limited period.
- Overseas visitors are treated on an NHS basis for ‘immediately necessary’ medical emergencies only.
- We do not see private patients
- If you are unable to provide the necessary documentation or you are unhappy at our decision then please ring: PALS (Patient Advise and Liaison Service) freephone 0800 587 7027
Non English Speakers
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: