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Register as a New Patient

You may register with the practice as a patient. Our catchment area is Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, Codicote and Hatfield. Please remember that we are based In Welwyn Garden City, opposite the New QE2 Hospital - one needs to consider the ability and time taken to travel before registering fully!

You will be required to complete a registration form, a health questionnaire (see below for online versions) and produce proof of address and photo identification.

To view the criteria for new patient registration please click here for our "ID & Proof of Address" page.

You may be required to have a health check with the nurse or health care assistant, so that we have as much information about your health as possible.

Please note we cannot prescribe medication for you until you have spoken to our pharmacist who can initiate any repeat medication.

Temporary Registrations

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.

You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered at another practice and we are unable to process any referrals for our temporary patient, so please bear this in mind.

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: