Register as New Patient
We currently have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients who live in the villages of Bottisham, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Lode, Stow-cum-Quy, Little Wilbraham, Great Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom.
You can register by completing both a GMS1 form plus the relevant registration form. These can be obtained from our reception team or you can print off and complete the forms linked below. We will need your NHS number and this can be obtained from your existing surgery. You will also be required to complete a Patient Questionnaire form, which includes lifestyle questions and which helps the practice in determining any areas where we can assist you further.
Where possible, you will also be asked to provide photo identity, such as your passport or driving licence. Additionally we require proof of your address within the practice boundary such as a bank statement or council tax bill.
All registration forms should be printed off, completed and returned to our reception team with the required identification documents, where possible.
Allocated and Named GP
From April 2015 all patients, including children, must be allocated a named, accountable GP who takes responsibility to oversee the delivery of care. Although this is a new requirement in the GP contract, Bottisham Medical Practice has always allocated a named GP to patients automatically, however you are able to request a preferred GP and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Having an allocated GP does not prevent patients from seeing any other doctor at the practice. Patients can and should feel free to see any GP at the practice in line with current appointment arrangements and availability.
The role of the named GP WILL NOT:
- Take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals,
- Take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours,
- Imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week,
- Be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient
Please do not hesitate to ask reception who your named, accountable GP is, when you are next at the practice.
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 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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, electric doors, wheelchairs, disabled toilet etc).