Dr Sivakumar & Dr Gude’s Surgery

01942 878711

How to register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.

You can register by either:

Registration of children (from 0-16 years)

Please complete this child registration form here and provide the proof of identity.

Proof of identity

You will also need to bring proof of identity for each person wishing to register with the practice, such as a passport, driving licence, you will also need to bring proof of residence, such as a council tax letter, telephone or water rate bill.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a practice nurse.

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.

Download the Temporary Resident form here.

Non-English speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.