It is important for all our new and old patients to be aware that from the 1st April 2004, you will no longer be officially registered with a specific GP but with the Practice as a whole. This means that you will have the freedom to choose any of our GPs and it will not be necessary for you to re-register if at any time you wish to change to another GP within the Practice. Nevertheless, at the outset, you will be allocated to an individual GP in order to distribute workload across the Practice evenly. All of us recognise the need for continuity of care for patients so that you can benefit from a GP whom you can come to know and trust, and who is familiar with your medical history.
All new patients are requested to have a new patient health check as part of the registration procedure. This initial check provides the practice with basic essential information about you and can often reveal some very important conditions. We recognise that this may often be an inconvenience when patients are essentially well but we will not be in a position to look after you in the best informed way without it. This check will cover a brief medical history, details of medication you may be taking and include a few very simple examinations. Please bring a urine sample with you. Specimen bottles are available at Reception.
New patients are also asked to complete a medical questionnaire to provide us with initial information and to corroborate subsequent correct entry of your medical history from medical records that are often received some time later. It would be very helpful if you could complete the appropriate forms below which can be viewed and printed with Adobe Reader.
Please note: In order to complete your registration you will be asked to bring photographic ID (driving licence or passport) and an official letter as proof of address (i.e. utility bill, council tax bill, tenancy agreement, car insurance certificate - not mobile phone bill) with you for each person over 18 years of age. Children will need to have photographic ID (if available).
|New patient questionnaire (part 1 of application)|
|NHS form to also be completed (part 2 of application)|
The Fairlands Practice is primarily an NHS general practice. However, we do also offer a number of independant private services that are mainly based at the Fairlands Medical Centre. You can see details of these from the menu at the top of this page. These services are available for all of our patients as well as being open to anyone else. Reception will be happy to arrange appointments or give any advice required.
The doctors also provide private consultations where patients choose to request this so long as they are not already registered with the practice for NHS services. We regret that NHS regulations do not at present permit us to provide private medical checkups such as those available from BUPA, etc., to patients who are on our NHS lists.
Other private services
There are a number of services that are not available to our registered patients as a free NHS entitlement. A full range of such non-NHS services is provided and are charged at recommended BMA rates. These services include completion of private certificates, insurance claim forms, insurance and other private medical examinations, etc..