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Register as a New Patient

If you wish to register  with this Practice please call in to reception where you will be given a registration pack which includes a NHS registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire.  This needs to be completed in full and handed in to reception for processing. 


Please ensure that you leave your old surgery with enough medication to last you for at least 2 weeks as it is not always possible for us to issue prescriptions immediately.

Once you have registered with us you will receive confirmation from Essex Contractor Services based in Clacton. This usually comes through in a couple of weeks.

You may complete online pre-registration versions of the forms via the links below. These will need signing on your first visit to the surgery.


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For security reasons we would like to put a photograph of patients on their electronic records. This would only be seen by staff at this surgery unless permission is given by the patient for it to be seen elsewhere. If you wish to have this done please let a member of staff know. It only takes a couple of minutes and can be done at the time of your appointment.

Accountable/Named GP for All Patients

The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.  All patients are registered with the practice and you can book an appointment with any of the doctors.  This is purely an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require one.

For convenience if you have a medical card your accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with.  Patients registering over the last 2-3 years will not have received a medical card as these are no longer routinely sent when registering with a new GP. However, the practice does keep a record of your registered (accountable) GP.  If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionist when you are next in the surgery.

Please note that there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.

If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with the named GP if you wish.  Alternatively you can discuss these with any of the other doctors.

Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any other doctor in the practice.  Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to see an alternative doctor.

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.

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:

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Disabled Patient Facilities

The Dipple Medical Centre is on one level and has double doors which allow wheelchair access. Please note however that disabled parking is very limited.

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