Patient Registration

We are pleased to accept new patients from Highbridge and the surrounding area.

You will be registered with the doctor who has the fewest patients during the month in which you apply to join the practice. This is for administrative purposes only and you may ask to see whichever doctor or healthcare professional you wish. When phoning for an appointment please specify if you have a preference as to which doctor or healthcare professional you wish to see. We will endeavour to meet your request although you may have to wait a little longer for an appointment with a specified doctor.

When you register you will also be asked to answer some medical questions, this is because it can take a considerable amount of time for us to receive your medical records.

If you wish to submit your registration details online, please complete the form below. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct (a parent or legal guardian can sign for a child under 16 years of age). You will also need to provide your identification documents at your next visit to the surgery.

To check if your address falls within our patient catchment area please use the link below;

Highbridge Medical Centre Catchment Area

Permanent Registration

    Patient Registration and Medical Questionnaire





    Please help us to trace your previous medical records by providing the following information:

    If you are from abroad

    Were you ever registered with an Armed Forces GP
    Please indicate if you have served in the UK Armed Forces and/or been with a Ministry of Defence GP in the

    Important information about you

    1 unit = 1 small glass of wine, a single measure of spirits or half a pint of beer



    Smoking Status

    If you are a smoker and feel now is the right time for you to kick the habit, the NHS provides a free Stop Smoking Service. You can contact Smokefreelife Somerset on 01823 356222 or smokefreelife@somerset.gov.uk for advice, support and to find out what products are available to give you the help you need.


    Summary Care Record

    Do you have regular medication?

    Patient Access
    We now offer patients the use of a secure website to book routine Doctors appointments, request repeat prescriptions, see lists of medications and recorded allergies.

    If you would like to sign please visit the surgery with your Photo ID. Alternatively you can use the NHS App, for more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/.


    Patient Participation Group
    The patient group (PG) comprises of patients of the surgery who wish to work together with the staff and doctors to help them to meet the needs of their patients, improve services and to share an understanding of issues and opportunities.
    Would you like to join the Patient Participation Group?YesNo
    Carers
    So that your doctor knows that you are a carer when you visit him/her at the surgery, it would be helpful if you could inform a member of staff at reception. The information will then be recorded confidentially on your notes and will not be disclosed to any other person or organisation without your permission. Too often it is not recognised that someone is a carer until they reach crisis point. If you are registered as a carer with the practice then you can be supported throughout. This support can include advice, guidance and signposting, an annual health check and flu jab. If you are supported then you can continue to provide support to the person you care for.

    Would you be happy for us to discuss your medical details with your carer? YesNo

    Next of Kin

    Are you happy for your next of kin to be contacted in case of an emergency? YesNo

    Thank you for completing this form
    For more information about the services we offer, please see our website:
    www.highbridgemc.co.uk

    Please sign below to confirm that you are happy for Highbridge Medical Centre to contact you on the numbers/email address given and that you have read fully and understood the above information you have answered.


    Patient Signature

    Temporary Residents

    If you need treatment, you will need to register with us as a temporary patient if you plan to live near the surgery for up to 3 months (after 3 months you will need to register as a permanent patient).

    You will need to complete a GMS3 form to register as a temporary patient.

    For further advice, please see the NHS website.

    Remember, for general medical advice or advice out of surgery hours please contact NHS 111.

    You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation.

    When to call 111:

    • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
    • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
    • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
    • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.