Register As A Patient
Elgar House is an Edwardian Building of great substance and character. Formerly an Employment Exchange, its Northern aspect was the drill hall for the Royal North Worcestershire Regiment.
The Practice formed from the merger of two long established Practices which moved to Smallwood Health Centre in 1973. Elgar House, converted and extended, became our base in 1993.
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you.
Finding the right GP for you
If you have recently moved or would like to change GPs, it's important to get registered as soon as possible.
You can use this link to find local GPs near you- https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp
It's worth knowing that, even if you move areas, you might be able to stay with your current GP.
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Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are unwell and not registered with a GP, or are away from home, you can receive emergency treatment from a local practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can register as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months, you must register again as a temporary patient or register permanently with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient, please contact the surgery.
Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient, but 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.
All registered patients at the surgery will have a GP assigned to them. This is a fair distribution across the partners working at the practice.
Having a usual GP does not mean that you have to see this GP for your care, or that you will be booked in with this GP. It means that the GP has overall responsibility for a patients care.
It will be this GP who predominantly deals with the administration, such as referrals, test results and letters.
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: