Patient Registration

All UK residents have the right within the NHS to be registered with a doctor. We are pleased to register anyone who lives within the practice area.

If you have any queries about registration please call the practice or visit one of the surgeries and talk to one of our receptionists.
What we need:

  • Completed and signed registration form
  • Proof of identity & address

You can collect the relevant registration form(s) GMS1 from the surgery or download from this page. Please complete a separate form for each person who wishes to register and bring the completed forms into reception.

Download GMS1 form

Register Online 

You can also register as a new patient by completing our online form (GMS1). After you have completed the form you can submit it directly to us. By completing and submitting this form, this does not mean you are automatically registered as a patient at Alnwick Medical Group. We will require you to sign the form and provide proof of identity and address when you attend the surgery for the first time.

Examples of proofs of identity: Passport, Driving Licence, Medical Card, Birth or Marriage Certificates

Examples of proofs of address: Utility Bill, Bank statement, Rent Book or Council tax statement


Temporary Registration

If you are ill while you are away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see someone to receive emergency treatment from a local GP, you can register as a temporary patient.

You can be registered temporarily for up to 3 months. This process means that you will be temporary registered at our surgery but will also remain a permanent patient at your GP. After that time, you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with the practice.

To register as a temporary patient, simply come into the surgery and fill in a temporary resident form. It will be processed as soon as possible and you will then be able to make an appointment or speak to a Clinician.

Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment.