New Patients

The Practice welcomes new patients who live within our Practice area.  There are some areas of both East and West Sussex that do not fall within our catchment area. 

Catchment Area

Our receptionists will contact you once we have received your online registration document to arrange to view proof of identity and residence.  You will need in front of you:

  • your medical card (if you have one)
  • proof of identity (passport/driving licence)
  • your place of residence (utility bill).
  • your NHS number

Your NHS number, which you can find on the NHS website.

If you are unable to provide us with these documents this will not prevent registration, you may however, be asked to provide an alternative form of ID or if you are homeless, please make our team aware of this so that we can process your registration with your NHS homeless card.

Please note: Healthwatch has new NHS cards and will be distributing these to homeless hostels and community organisations. On presentation  of an NHS card our frontline staff will accept it and register you with the Practice.

Non-urgent advice: Disabled Patient Facilities

All of our health centres have access and facilities for the disabled.  Please ask at the surgery should you require the following services:

Interpreting Service for people with hearing impairment
Transcription Service for people with vision impairment
Translation, interpreting and advocacy service

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.

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:

england EnglishIran FarsiUrdu Urdu
albania AlbanianBengali Bengaliindia Hindi
egypt ArabicCroatian Croatianlithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria BulgarianPunjabi Punjabipoland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese)Somali Somaliportugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin)Gujerati Gujeratispain Spanish
russia RussianTurkish TurkishFrench French