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Register as a New Patient

If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. We also require one form of photo ID.

You will need to complete a registration form GMS1 and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. Both forms are available online via the links below.

All new patients must have a new patient medical with one of the nurses before registration is accepted. Please be aware that failure to attend this appointment without prior cancellation of the booking with the practice will result in non-registration.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Guide to GP Services

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 access the guide here.

Named GP

As part of the National GP contract, all patients now have a ‘named’ GP.

The patients at Yorkshire Street Surgery are registered with either Dr Khurrum Ahmed or Dr Nayazulla Guttoor.  

You probably think that you already have a named GP or a GP whom you would normally visit at the surgery. This WILL NOT affect your choice of doctor.
If you see a particular doctor at the surgery, you should still continue to see them.  You can also express a preference about who you want your named GP to be.

The ‘named’ GP will, however: –

  • Take lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required under the contract with the practice are delivered to you.
  • Where required, based on the professional judgement of the ‘named’ GP, work with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multidisciplinary care package that meets your needs.
  • Ensure that your physical and psychological needs are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinicians in the practice.
  • Ensure that you have access to a health check if requested, which is already a requirement of the GP contract regulations

Temporary 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: