All patients registered at practice have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.
Anyone residing within the practice area for more than 24 hours may register with the practice. If you would like to join the practice as a permanent patient you must bring proof of address (e.g.Utility Bill, tenancy agreement) with you when registering. If you would like to be seen by the practice as a temporary patient (this is for visitors to the area who will be staying between 24 hours and 3 months), you should bring proof of where you are residing. If you are residing with a family member or friend they should accompany you to the surgery with proof of address. You will then be given a registration form and a Patient Questionnaire to complete at the surgery.
Patients who are in the practice area for less than 24 hours can be seen as an emergency.
There is a separate form for Children 16 and under to complete - An adult member of the family can register them by providing the required information and signing the registration application on their behalf.
As a patient, you have the right to express preference as to which GP you wish to see. However, if you require an appointment and your preferred GP is not available, you will be offered an appointment with another doctor. If you still wish to see your preferred GP you may have to wait longer.
There is wheelchair access on the ground floor and a toilet for disabled patients.
Please click here to get directions.
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:
If you have recently come to live in Blackheath or the surrounding area and are eligible to register with the practice please use this form. Register Here
All newly registered patients are invited to make an initial appointment to discuss their health needs. Please speak to a member of the reception team if you wish to do so.