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We are delighted to accept new patients who live in the surrounding area onto our practice list.
All registrations to register at Bradford on Avon health Centre.
Yes. We can only accept patients who live within this geographical area as this allows us to make house calls when necessary and to balance the number of patients between the different practices.
To view the document which outlines the boundary for our practice, please see the link here: Contractual Boundary
If you wish to register with us, please visit the surgery and talk to our reception staff. It would be a great help if you could bring with you your up-to-date medical card. If you cannot find it, do not despair. We will also need you to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill. Simply see our reception staff who will give you a simple form to fill in. Please ensure you know the following details:-
Part of the NHS Initiative for 2015/2016 is to ensure that all patients have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care.
Here a Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership we have in fact had this system in place for many years.
When patients register with us they are given a named GP. If you are uncertain of who your named (registered) GP is, please contact the surgery.
We strongly believe in patient choice and patients are able to see any GP they wish, either for a single appointment or for long term care.
However, we do prefer that patients see the same GP for any ongoing problems to maintain continuity
Anyone staying at an address other than their normal residence for less than three months is entitled to free NHS treatment if they develop a condition which is classed as an emergency or requires "immediately necessary" attention. However, everyone travelling away from home should ensure they have sufficient supplies of prescribed medicine to take during their stay. Doctors are entitled to charge a consultation fee and a private prescription charge if they are asked to prescribe routine medication.
All patients registering as a temporary patient will also need to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill.
We ask that you:
next of kin for yourself and all close family members, as soon as possible, as
we may need to contact you/them urgently on occasion. A consent form can be
obtained from Reception if you would like any specific individuals to have
access to certain information in your medical records
composed a helpful information guide on how to treat common ailments such
as coughs, colds and sore throats. This guide can be found on the Practice
website or a hard copy can be obtained from Reception for those who do not
have internet access. Please refer to page 18 of this booklet for further
any treatment you are already taking and inform us if you do not understand or
are unclear about your treatment. There are a range of information leaflets
available at the Practice, please ask a member of the Reception team who will
be more than happy to help if you require assistance
attending the Practice – please telephone before 10.30am if possible
wait until the next time the surgery is open
understand that some emergency situations may take priority
examinations are not covered by the NHS. These, therefore, carry a fee and a
list of charges is available at Reception. Please accept that you may be asked
for payment in advance
booking an appointment. This ensures you are seeing the best and most
appropriate clinician or may even be helped straight away by another member
of the Practice team.
Our Promise to You:
When receiving our services you are entitled to expect:
in making choices about your care
You can be assured that you will:
Very occasionally a practice/patient relationship breaks down completely. In this
situation the patient may choose to register with a different Practice. The Practice also
has the right to remove the patient from their list. This would generally only follow a
warning as we would normally give the patient a specific reason for the removal.
NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015
Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one
The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by Freephone, via text message or online. Changes can also be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do become out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.
We may also need to contact you:
Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. If you do not respond, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.
Please click here to view form 1
Please click here to view form 2
1) If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form.
2) You will have one month to attend the surgery to sign the form and confirm that the details are correct.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE FORMALLY REGISTERED AT THE PRACTICE UNTIL YOU HAVE ATTENDED THE SURGERY TO SIGN THE PAPERWORK AND TO SHOW THE PRACTICE WITH YOUR ID.Pre-registration Form
When you attend the surgery to sign your registration form, you will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your general health. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and return it to the surgery as soon as possible. Registration Form
“To ensure the highest standard of family care and to offer patients continuously improving and appropriate access to health care professionals”
To download the new Practice Booklet, please click here
Alternatively, please pick up your FREE copy from Reception.
We have the following services at the practice.....click to read more
Patients living in certain areas are eligible to collect their repeat medictions from Winsley Dispensary. We are able to dispense to patients who live in the following areas:
Atworth - Broughton Gifford - Holt - Limpley Stoke - Monkton Farleigh - South Wraxall - Westwood - Whitley - Winsley
For more information about our prescription service, please click here
This morning, the practice has received a letter informing us that unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our bid for funds to extend our service to our patients as part of the PM's Challenge Fund.
There were over 250 expressions of interest, demonstrating a variety of options for improving and extending access to general practice, but we were thanked for "all the hard work and time that has gone into our application. All practices will have the chance to benefit from guidance being developed through the Challenge Fund programme including: work to help further reduce bureaucracy and identify new ways of shaping demand on general practice services and working at a greater scale in networks and federations. We are also exploring the potential to create some kind of innovation hub to share great ideas across the general practice communities".
So all in all it was worth having a go, but we must not be disappointed - we already provide a fantastic service compared to some other parts of the country, and if it helps them to raise their standards, then it will be money well spent.
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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.
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