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Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

What to do if you need medical help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

  • for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
  • for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
  • for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance

Read more advice about getting medical help at home.

Antibody testing is being rolled out in Suffolk and North East Essex in a safe and phased way. It has begun within our hospitals.  We will keep you updated as to when this test is available to wider staff and patient groups.  Meanwhile, please may we request that you do not ask your GP about availability.  Please also note that as this is a new disease we don’t yet know if having antibodies means you are immune. 

We welcome new patients to our list, our practice area covers IP3 and IP4 only.

Please complete both of the following forms:

Online Registration Form

New Patient Health Questionnaire for Adults

We do not cover IP1 or IP2 

Once your form has been submitted, we will contact you to advise if your application has been successful. We will then arrange an appointment for you to complete your registration. 

Due to excessive demand for our services we have a limit on how many patients we register a day. Please ring ahead to ensure that you can register on a particular day.


If your repeat medications are due you need to get these from your current GP before registering as they may take a while to process.

In order for your registration to be processed it is important that we have information regarding where you live, if you are not in our practice area we will not be able to register you. 

In very rare circumstances if we are unable to determine your eligibility for NHS care we may not be able to register you.  

The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition. 

We do ask all patients to bring along some form of identification and proof of UK residency - this helps us to determine your eligibility for free NHS care.  All new patients are offered the opportunity to have a new patient health check.  This is your choice and will enable us to find out important information about you.  However, your registration is not dependent upon this check being carried out. It is especially important for patients coming from overseas to provide information as there is no prior history with the NHS. 

Things we need to know about you:

  • Medications: We ask all new patients to bring along details of current medications, e.g. prescription slips or empty boxes.  This is particularly important for patients who are from overseas and registering with the NHS for the first time.
  • Immunisations: Please ensure that we have up to date details of any immunisations that you have had.  We ask parents to bring along the details of their children's immunisations.
  • Past medical history: We ask all new patients to bring along details of their past medical history. Do ask your previous doctor to help if you are unsure about the details. This is particularly important for patients who are from overseas and registering with the NHS for the first time; please note, we do need this information in English.

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 download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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