New Patient Registration
We have an open list and welcome new registrations from patients living in or moving to Addiscombe, East Croydon, New Addington and West Croydon areas.
To register as a new patient at the practice. Please follow the registration process below.
Check You Live Within The Boundary Area
If you are already a patient and are about to move to a new address please let the reception team know by completing our change of details form. They can decide whether or not you are still within our catchment area. If you are not, and you would like to stay with the practice, please make an Out Of Area Request. All cases will be dealt with on an individual basis, by the practice manager and your named doctor.
If you would like some information about how to register for a GP more information can be found on the NHS website
In particular there is information if you are:
- Currently homeless
- Former Armed Services Member
- Moving to or visiting England
- Wanting to register temporarily
- Asylum seeker
- Part of Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community
Complete Our Patient Registration Forms
If you live within the boundary area, please complete our new patient registration form
For identification purposes, you will need to upload proof of ID and proof of address at the end of the form. Proof of ID can be a passport or driving licence. Proof of address can be a utility bill (gas, electricity or water) or bank statement – dated within the last 3 months.
Book a New Patient Health Check
Once the registration process is complete you will receive a confirmation letter from the registration department.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
Visit our appointments page to find out how to book your new patient health check
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 or permanent patient.
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 simply contact the practice you wish to use. 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.
Your Named GP
From the 1st of April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.
St James Medical Centre has always allocated a named usual GP to patients and this Doctor will be your named accountable GP.
If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
All patients registered at the practice have been allocated a named accountable GP
The NHS App
St James Medical Centre would like to invite you to use The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
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