New Patient Acceptance / Refusal
New patients should complete a New Patient Registration From and a GMS1 form (available in reception).
Patients are also required to produce evidence of their identity and address, e.g. photo driving licence, passport, utility bill etc.
The Practice will accept all patients onto its list whilst it remains “Open”.
If the list is closed, the Practice will only accept registrations of immediate family members of patients who are already registered and only if such relatives reside permanently at the registered patient’s address. Proof of residence will be required.
Patients will not be unreasonably refused registration, and “unreasonable” includes refusal based on:
- Medical condition;
- Gender or sexual orientation;
- Religious group or religious beliefs;
- Political beliefs;
- Appearance or lifestyle.
The Practice will however refuse registration if:
- The list is officially “Closed”;
The Practice will normally refuse registration (subject to a Partners’ discussion and agreement) if:
- The patient has been previously removed from the list;
- The patient has a known history of violence.
The reason for refusal will be in writing and recorded in a permanent record for that purpose. This excludes Temporary Residents, where no record is necessary.
The permanent record will consist of the original GMS1 registration form endorsed with the reason for refusal, together with a copy of the refusal letter, filed in Surname order. Where a GMS1 has not been completed, a “dummy” GMS1 will be prepared and filed.