Palmerston Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 8BN

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Registering with Us


Practice Catchment Area

Click on the map and enter your postcode to check if you live within our catchment area, if after checking you are still unsure please contact reception to confirm.  

Please inform us about a change of name or address as soon as possible. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to register with a more local practice.

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How to Register as a Patient

If you live in our practice catchment area (see above) you can join our list. If you are registering your new baby please next section.

To register, please complete the GMS1 registration form and return it to the practice along with a New Patient Registration Pack. This application form provides us with vital information about our patients.

You do not need proof of ID to register with a GP, but it might help of you have one or more of the following:

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • HC2 certificate
  • rough sleepers' identity badge
  • hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter

If you're homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend's address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.

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How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please download and complete a GMS1 Registration Form (also available from reception) and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

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Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should urgent medical care is required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident requiring immediate and necessary treatment when reporting to reception.

For non urgent problems, we strive to accommodate patients who are temporary resident in the Practice area but we may not always be able to do so on the same day if there are no routine appointments left. In this case, we would either offer a routine appointment in near future or provide a list of local practices whom you may wish to contact.

To register you will need to complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (GMS 3) which is available from reception, or can be downloaded here.

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Accountable Named GP for All Patients

All patients registered at Wolstanton Medical Centre have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.

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