Biddulph Primary Care Centre, Wharf Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 6AG

Telephone: 0300 404 2988 or 01782 828 508
Out of hours: 111

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Registering with Us

Practice Catchment Area

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How to Register as a Patient

If you live in our practice catchment area (see above), you can join our list. If you are registering your newborn baby, please see the next section.

To register, please visit the surgery with the following information:

  • Your Medical Card. If you do not have a Medical Card, please complete a GMS 1 form. The GMS 1 form can be downloaded here, or ask reception for a paper copy.
  • NHS Card or number (if available)
  • Proof of ID (e.g. passport, driving licence or medical card)
  • Proof of Address (e.g. utility bill or bank/credit card statement from the last four months, current tenancy agreement, government agency letter, higher education letter or a letter from a recognised employer).

New Patient Health Check

After registration, you will be asked to attend an appointment with a Health Care Support Worker or Practice Nurse for a new patient health check.

The new patient check can be undertaken within 6 months following registration. This enables us to ensure that we have the correct details and to be aware of any current medical problems or medications. Please bring a sample of urine along to your first consultation.

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Accountable / Named GP for All Patients

You will be allocated a named GP on registration but you will be registered with the practice rather than that individual GP. You may see any of the doctors. However, if you do have a preferred GP, please let us know when making an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.

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How to Register your Newborn Baby

You need to register your newborn baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore, please download and complete a GMS1 Registration Form (or ask reception for a paper copy) and send it to the surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form, we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 30 minute appointment; 20 minutes for the baby check and 10 minutes for the post-natal maternal check. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks.  Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment, you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

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Temporary Residents

If you are ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary resident or register permanently.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months, you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient, download and complete the Temporary Resident Registration Form (also available from reception) and contact the practice.

Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they 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.