New patients

Registration process for elligible patients

To register at Hope Farm Medical Centre there are two options, online or by completing a paper form. We ask all patients to also complete our Registration Questionnaire which asks for additional important information not contained in the basic NHS registration form.

Online

  1. Complete the NHS online GP Registration process (link below)
  2. Download the registration questionnaire (below) and email it to hopefarm.medicalcentre@nhs.net
  3. New patients must undergo a new patient medical. This appointment will be arranged by a member of the Patient Services Team at your earliest convenience.
NHS online registration

Paper forms

  1. Obtain a registration pack which contains two essential documents, the GMS1 and Registration questionnaire. You can either collect in person, or download (links below) and print at home.
  2. Complete the two forms and return them to the practice.
  3. New patients must undergo a new patient medical. This appointment will be arranged by a member of the Patient Services Team at your earliest convenience.

Downloads

Registration questionnaire (>4 years)

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Registration questionnaire (children <5)

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GMS1 registration form

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You must complete the above forms in order to register at Hope Farm Medical Centre, incomplete forms will be returned.

The registration forms are docx, which can be edited using many free software platforms such as Google Docs. To complete the PDF GMS1 form digitally you can use free software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Then email them back to hopefarm.medicalcentre@nhs.net. Alternatively, print them out at home, complete by hand and hand in the hard copies to the Practice in person.

Of course, both documents are available to pick up in hard copy at the Practice to fill in by hand and return.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration which will be from the day you have your telephone consultation with the GP, please contact the Patient Services Team for further information.

New patients registering at the surgery will only be eligible for home visits if they live within our new patient catchment. To ensure eligibility for registration, please check the catchment area map below.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact the Patient Services Team for further information.

We will also need to know the following:

  • Are you already registered in Chester? If so, where?
  • Which area you are moving from?
  • Details of your current GP practice
  • The details of family members/dependents who are also registering here

Temporary 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 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 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.

How do I register as a temporary resident with a GP? - NHS Choices

Overseas Patients

If you are visiting from abroad you can access medical care by seeing a doctor privately for a fee. Please ask a member of the Patient Services Team for the current private consultation fees. If your country has a healthcare agreement with the UK you may not have to pay.
  
Please visit the government website for more information.

Electronic Transfer of Records

If you have previously registered with a different GP in England, upon registering at this practice your electronic health record will, where possible, be transferred automatically from your previous practice through the use of an NHS system called GP2GP.

For more information, please see this leaflet.

Guide to GP Services

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 here.