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.
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 parking space, ramp, lift, toilet and there are no stairs between the waiting rooms and clinical rooms.
Our hearing loop is currently out of service. If you require an interpretor for your appointment please let us know and we will book one through Sign Solutions. We cannot guarantee being able to book an interpretor on the day so please give us some notice so we can accommodate.
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: