Join the practice
NEW PATIENTS CAN REGISTER FROM 8.30AM UNTIL 5.30PM OR BY APPOINTMENT WITH THE PATIENT SERVICES MANAGER.
We accept applications for registration from those people living within approximately a one-mile radius of the surgery. We also accept out of area applications but cannot offer a home visit service. At the end of January 2018 we merged with the Heathfield Surgery in which a number of patients who were moved as part of the merger live outside of our catchment area. If you are registered and are out of our area and require a home visit, you would have to call 111 and the local service provider will visit you. If you would like to register with us please see the receptionist, and bring with you your medical card if you have one plus proof of identity and residency. The receptionist will help if you are unsure about the specific requirements. Whilst you will be registering with the East Croydon Medical Centre, you will be able to see any of the doctors available.
All patients will be assigned a named accountable GP, but can see any GP within the practice. All medical information is recorded on the computer and all GPs have access to this information. However, patients do have the right to express a preference of doctor and these requests will be accommodated where possible.
You can download the attached New Patient Questionnaire and complete it before attending the surgery. On attendance you will then have to complete a short form (GMS1) and provide the required proof.
Please note there is one form for adults and one form for children under 18 years of age. If you are registering children then it would be helpful if you could produce a record of any immunisations given at the time of registering.
There may be a charge to see a GP if you are not eligible for NHS treatment for whatsoever reason.
New Patient Questionnaires
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To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
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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.
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