Join the practice

If you live in the area covered by our practice and you would like to register, it will be necessary for you to complete a registration form and provide us with some information regarding your current state of health, and to advise us if you have a preference as to which doctor you see. We will try to accommodate your choice, but obviously there are times when this will not be possible. Please note it is most important that you return to us any paperwork you are requested to complete.

 

Newly Registered Patients

When you register you will be invited to attend for a medical within three months of joining the practice. This is essential as it provides us with important information prior to the arrival of your medical records, which can take some time.

 

Live within boundary area?

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.

 

Registration

If you are within our boundary and would like to join The Westerham Practice please could you download and complete the form below.

You will still have to visit the surgery to show proof of identity (driving licence/passport) and address (utility bill/rental agreement/bank statement).

If you are visiting the UK on a working visa, reception staff will need to see this. Registration documents need to be completed for each family member; children under the age of 13yrs have different forms.

Please do not be offended if reception staff are unable to complete your registration due to insufficient documentation.

Once registered you will be able to make appointments – please allow at least one week.

Appointments and prescriptions can be requested on line. Once registered, relevant passwords can be printed out – please ask at reception.

GMS1 Registration Form

 

Named Accountable GP

From 1st April 2015 onwards Practices are required, under the GMS Contract, to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients, including children.

It is important that you are aware that this is purely an administrative exercise and does not change the way in which we operate or affect your ability to make an appointment or speak with any of the GPs in the practice.

We have allocated all patients to a name GP. New patients registering from 1st April 2015 onwards will be allocated within 21 days of registration.

If you were registered with us before 1st April 2015 and were aged over 75 or took part in the Unplanned Emergency Admissions service provision you will have already been allocated a named GP and notified in writing - this named GP will remain the same and will not change.

Should you express a wish to change your named GP we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Please write to the Practice Manager requesting the change.

If you wish to know your named GP please ask at Reception or telephone the surgery and you will be provided with your named GP.

 

Non English Speakers

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:

england English Urdu Urdu
albania Albanian india Hindi
egypt Arabic lithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarian poland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese) portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin) spain Spanish
russia Russian French French
Turkish Turkish Punjabi Punjabi
Gujerati Gujerati Somali Somali
Croatian Croatian Bengali Bengali
Iran Farsi