Join the practice
New patients will be accepted only if they live within the practice boundary and at the Partners' discretion. On completion of the registration paperwork you will be asked to make an appointment with a Health Care Assistant for a new patient health check.
If you are currently on long term treatment / medication you will be offered an appointment with one of the doctors to ensure a supply of monthly prescriptions from our in house dispensary
Please contact reception for further information.
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.
Live within boundary area?
Patients registered with Elmham and Swanton Morley Surgeries must normally live within the practice boundary area. This limitation is present to ensure that the practice can provide fast and appropriate emergency care to a patient who falls ill suddenly. If you have any queries or if you are new to this area and would like to register as a patient, please call in person at reception with your medical card. Below please look at our practice boundary.
How To Sign-Up
For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement but not a gas or electric bill if you would like to sign up for the online services. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up. When you register you are asked to fill out a registration form. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
You can download the forms by following the links below. You can fill it in and bring it to the Surgery or complete it electronically and e-mail the completed forms to our Reception Team firstname.lastname@example.org (please attach proof of ID if you are sending it in electronically)
GMS 1 Form - Family doctor services registration
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 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 local 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.
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:
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