Join the practice
We welcome all new patients that live within our catchment area which includes the whole of Bursledon as well as the surrounding areas of Lowford, Old Netley, Butlocks Heath, Netley, Hamble, Swanwick, Sarisbury Green and parts of Hedge End and Sholing. If you are unsure whether you fall within our catchment area, please ring the surgery and we will be able to advise.
In order to register with us, please print out our New Patient Registration Document below and bring it in to the surgery. When you bring these in you will also need to complete a purple GMS form which will help us trace your medical records. Please bring with you two forms of ID (one photographic and one proof of address - please note you cannot use a photo driving license for both forms of ID). Please fully complete each section of the form as this is information required to register you. Any missing information can cause a delay to you being added to our system.
Live within boundary area?
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are available from our reception. Two forms of identification to support the address and personal details are required as well as a new patient questionnaire. Your Registered Named GP at this practice will be Dr Vivian Ding.
The blue area on our map is our Main boundary. The yellow area is our outer boundary. If you are already a registered patient at the surgery and move from the blue to the yellow area, you are able to stay registered with us. If you are a new patient to the surgery, you must live within the blue area. For more information on our outer limits please speak to reception.
Register at the Surgery
Before you can make an appointment or be seen by a Doctor, you will need to collect a GMS1 Registration Form as well as the Adult / Child Registration Form from reception or see below to download a copy.
This has to be completed, signed and returned to the surgery with a suitable form of identification (see below). You can then be registered with us for your General Practice needs.
Acceptable forms of ID are:
- Passport *
- Full Driving Licence *
- Medical Record Card
- Birth Certificate for under 16's
- Utility Bill with address shown
* Preferred forms
Please remember each person registering will need to bring along their own form of identification.
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 below.
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.
We are required to provide all of our patients with a named GP.
Your named GP is the GP who is responsible for handling your paperwork (prescriptions, letters, etc.), and has overall responsibility for the care and support you receive.
This does not prevent you from seeing any GP at the practice.
If you would like to know who your named GP is, please call on 01489 785 722 or ask at reception.
If you have a preference for your named GP, please ask at reception and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate you.
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: