lf you live in our catchment area and you wish to register with our Practice you will need to complete the registration pack below and hand it in at reception:
New Registration Pack
You have a right to express a preference of a particular doctor to register with. This request will be accommodated where possible but will depend on the availability at the time. Please indicate this to staff at the time of registration.
Please see below a copy of our Practice Booklet which contains information about the Practice and the services we provide:
The Deepings Practice Booklet
Dispensing or Non-Dispensing
As a dispensing Practice, we are not allowed to dispense to patients who live within 1.6km (1 mile) of a pharmacy. If you live within one of the dispensary boundaries shown on this map we can’t dispense to you.
If you are on Repeat Medication you will need to book an appointment with your new GP prior to their first issue.
Proof of Identity and Residency
Anybody in England can register with a GP practice and receive free medical care from that practice.
However, if you are not ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK you may have to pay for NHS treatment outside of the GP practice. Being ordinarily resident broadly means living lawfully in the UK on a properly settled basis for the time being. In most cases, nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area must also have the status of ‘indefinite leave to remain’ in the UK.
Some services, such as diagnostic tests of suspected infectious diseases and any treatment of those diseases are free of charge to all people, while some groups who are not ordinarily resident here are exempt from all treatment charges.
You may be asked to provide proof of entitlement in order to receive free NHS treatment outside of the GP practice, otherwise you may be charged for your treatment. Even if you have to pay for a service, you will always be provided with any immediately necessary or urgent treatment, regardless of advance payment.
The information you give on the GMS1 form will be used to assist in identifying your chargeable status, and may be shared, including with NHS secondary care organisations (e.g. hospitals) and NHS Digital, for the purposes of validation, invoicing and cost recovery. You may be contacted on behalf of the NHS to confirm any details you have provided.
H M Forces - Service Leavers
To facilitate the transfer of Service Medical Records, patients who wish to register having left the Armed Forces must provide a FMED 133 – Medical History on Release from HM Forces Form which is available from your Service Medical Centre.
You are also required to complete:
Application for Service Medical Report Form F.P.53
Become a member of our Patient Reference Group
The Deepings Practice has a well-established and valued Patient Participation Group who meet regularly within the Practice. The group discuss items of mutual interest to the practice and patients, have formed a Voluntary Drivers Scheme and maintain a positive, effective link between the Practice and its patients, ensuring the Practice remains accountable and responsive to patients’ needs.
For more information on becoming a member of our PRG and to complete an Expression of Interest form, Click Here.
Zero Tolerance towards Physical Violence and Verbal Abuse
We operate a Zero Tolerance Policy towards physical violence and verbal abuse in order to protect our doctors and staff. lf a patient becomes violent or abusive towards any doctor, Staff or other person present on Practice premises, we reserve the right to arrange their immediate removal from our list.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
How to Register with a GP - Vulnerable Groups
NHS England have produced some leaflets for patient's from vulnerable groups, which are below:
How to register with a GP - Assylum Seeker and Refugees
How to register with a GP - Gypsy Traveller Roma Communities
How to Register with a GP - Homeless