Registering with our practice

Updated on 14th March 2012 at 12:28 pm


Practice is currently taking on patients.

How to Register

The practice welcomes new patients who live within its practice boundary.  Our boundary covers a wide area including Shiremoor, Backworth, West Allotment, Earsdon, Holywell and parts of Seaton Delaval.   If you are unclear if your address is included please ask our reception staff to check for you.

To enable us to register you with the practice you will need to complete some forms It is helpful if these can be completed before you make an appointment.  You can complete some of the forms online using our on-line service, or pop into the practice and ask our receptionist for details.

In line with guidance from the NHS Counter Fraud Service proof of ID will be required when registering.  New patients will be required to provide 2 forms of identification (1 of which must include address details).  Examples of suitable forms of ID are:

  • birth certificate
  • driving licence
  • passport
  • paid utility bills
  • medical card
  • letters from government departments

Some patients, depending on their medical history, may need an appointment with one of our doctors when they register.  If you would like a new patient check please ask for an appointment with the practice nurse.

Unfortunately we are only able to care for patients who live within our boundary.  If you move out of this area we regret that you will need to register with another practice.

Registration Forms

The registration forms can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the links below.  The completed forms can either be posted or handed in to the reception desk. Patients are politely reminded to ensure that postage is sufficient for the envelope.  The Post Office will not deliver post which is underpaid and we will then not receive your forms.

Please note: Adobe Reader is required to view and print the forms.  A free download is available here

New Patient Registration Form GMS1




Important information regarding your NHS medical records

The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care situations.

The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.  This information will be available to authorised health care staff providing your care anywhere in England.
We recommend that you read information available from the NHS by visiting or by telephoning the helpline on 0300 123 3020.
Your decision is required when registering with Northumberland Park Medical Group.