King Edwards and Swakeley’s Road Medical Centre is happy to register new patients that are within our catchment area.
Register as New Patient
New patients wishing to register with the practice must live in our catchment area and complete the application pack, available at reception or download here:
GMS Registration form
New patient registration form (PDF, 173KB)
You will be asked to provide proof of address (current tenancy agreement, council tax bill, utility bill or bank statement), your NHS number and passport or photo identification. These documents are not a mandatory requirement and you will not be refused registration if you cannot produce them.
Your registration status with us will depend on whether you are a visitor, staying temporarily in the area or are a permanent resident.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice, all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a new patient health check with the nurse.
New Patient Health Check
As part of your registration, with this practice, you are required to have a Health Check with our Practice Pharmacist who will take your blood pressure and offer advice on healthy lifestyle. Please bring any medications that you are currently taking.
If you are between 40 and 74 you may be invited for an NHS health check as part of the registration process even if you do not have a long term medical condition.
It is a 10 minute appointment and needs to be booked at the time of your registration, before an appointment can be booked with the GP.
Your Named GP
From 1 April 2015, practices have been required under the GMS contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children therefore all our patients have a named, or ‘usual’ GP.
Please note that for all patients registered at King Edwards and Swakeleys Medical Centre the Named Accountable GP is Dr Mahendra Mashru.
Having a named GP should in no way stop you from seeing whichever GP you choose to book an appointment with – so long as they have an appointment available for you to book.
Temporary Patient 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. 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.