HOW TO JOIN YEALM MEDICAL CENTRE
Out-of area patients
You can now register with us even if you live outside our practice boundary area (but you will not be able to request a home visit).
Since 2015, all GP practices in England have been free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area. This means you can register with a GP practice where that's more convenient for you, such as a practice near your work or closer to your children's schools.
These arrangements are voluntary for GP practices. If the practice has no capacity at the time, or feels it is not clinically appropriate or practical for you to be registered so far away from home, they can still refuse registration. Because of the greater distance to your home, the GP you register with is under no obligation to offer you a home visit. If you are not well enough to go to the practice yourself you can call the NHS 111 service to speak to a fully trained adviser. This service is available 24 hours a day.
Do you live within our Registering Boundary Area?
How to register
If you would like to join the practice you should ideally bring proof of address (Utility Bill etc) and your NHS (National Health Service) number with you when you come to register. You will then be giving a registration form and Patient Questionnaire to complete. After this is returned to the practice you will be given an appointment to see the Health Care Assistant for a New Patient Check, and this would complete the registration process.
Children 16 and under do not need to complete the registration form. An adult member of the family can register them by providing the required information and signing the registration application on their behalf.
As a patient, you have the right to express preference as to which GP you wish to see. However, if you require an appointment and your preferred GP is not available, you will be offered an appointment with another doctor. If you still wish to see your preferred GP you may have to wait longer.
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).
Please click here to get directions.
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: