New Patients

We are happy to register new NHS patients within our practice boundary area.

Registering with Us

If you live within our catchment area (to see catchment area please go to the link Practice Boundary Area and put in your postcode) and wish to register at the practice please collect an application form at reception or complete our online registration form linked below.

We will endeavour to comply with any reasonable preference expressed by a patient for a particular doctor or other healthcare professional. Preference may be requested on the new patient questionnaire.

Persons wishing to join the practice list will not be refused on the grounds of race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, disability or medical condition.

For further information on registering with your GP, please visit the NHS website.

Practice Boundary

We are happy to register new NHS patients within our practice boundary area.

Before attempting to register with the practice, please ensure you live within our service boundary by entering your postcode below.

Non-urgent advice:

We are aware of a technical issue with our boundary map above, the post code finder is not working and stating patients are outside our boundary area   when they are not outside our boundary area.  If you can see you obviously live in our boundary area please do register or you can contact Poverest Medical Centre on our main number 01689 833643 for further information to check if your postcode is within our catchment area, or pop into our reception to speak to one of our staff members.  Alternatively you can check if your road is one in our boundary area by checking our list of Roads Within the Catchment Area by clicking here.

Catchment Area

Temporary Residents

If you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from a surgery for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary patient or permanent patient.

You can request a Temporary Resident Form from your surgery. You can register as a temporary patient if you are in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than three months.

For more information please see here.

Overseas Visitors

Those who visit the UK from overseas must pay for their care when they are in England.

In 2015 changes were made to how the NHS charges overseas visitors for healthcare so the NHS does not lose out on income for the services these patients have received.

For information for overseas visitors please see here.