New Patient Registration


Our patient registration policy does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, disability or medical condition.

New patients will be accepted only if they live within the practice boundary and at the Partners' discretion. On completion of the registration form 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

How to Register

Check you live within the boundary area

Enter your post code to check you live within the practice 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.

Complete a New Patient Registration Form

If you live within the boundary area, please complete our new patient registration

When you register, it's helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.


You will not be registered immediately and your form will need to be processed. Please allow our team time to do this. 

Complete a New Patient Registration Form (Adult 16+)

Complete a New Patient Registration Form (Under 16)

Proxy Access Form

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We are proud to be a ‘Safe Surgery’ for everyone in our community.

Everyone in the UK has the right to free care from a GP. If you don’t have proof of ID or address, you can still register.

Immigration status or nationality don’t matter - reception won’t ask for immigration documents and won’t share your information with the Home Office unless serious crime is involved.

Temporary Services

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 list 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 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.

Further Information on Temporary Registration

Your Named GP

All Patients registered with the surgery will have been allocated a named accountable GP who will be responsible for your overall care. However, you can book appointments with any of the GPs at the surgery. If you have a preference to which GP you are allocated, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your requests. If you wish to know which GP has been allocated to you, please ask reception at your next visit.

Use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Find out more and download the app

Visit the NHS website to learn more