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Registration

steth_book1It is very easy to register at the practice. You do not need a medical card. We ask you to sign a registration form at reception and then complete a short health questionnaire. Your notes will be transferred from your last doctor, but this can take up to 2 months.

For children less than 5 years of age please indicate on the registration form if you require your child to receive Child Health Surveillance from the practice.


Choice of Doctor

When you request to register with the practice, and you are accepted, you will be assigned to a particular doctor according to which doctor is registering patients that particular week. This helps to spread the workload evenly to avoid any undue pressure on any one Doctor. If you particularly wish to register with a named doctor, then please request this at the time of registration.

In certain circumstances it is possible to change doctors within the practice. This is done by writing to the practice manager, Mrs. Elaine Boardman, who will take the request to the weekly team meetings. If you have been registered for less than six months you have the right to change without written application.

The doctors do reserve the right, however, to decline accepting you as a patient. If you are on regular medication please bring it with you the first time you see the doctor and any other information you might have which might be useful for the doctor.  


Practice Area

The practice area extends to the following areas in Plymouth: Whitleigh, Higher St Budeaux, West Park, Manadon, Hartley Vale, Crownhill, Eggbuckland, Widewell, Southway and Tamerton Foliot.

If you move out of these areas, then you must register with another practice. All GPs are advised to retain patients only within their practice area, and this also enables us to provide a good service to those locally.
 

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