Join the practice
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so it would help if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill. Photo I.D. will also be required.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. This will need to be carried out, in person, at the Surgery.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
Your Named Accountable GP
Last year, Courtside Surgery informed all of our patients over 75 of their named accountable GP. This year our contract with NHS England extended the requirement to provide a named accountable GP to all patients, rather than just those over 75. The contract remains “practice-based”, so overall responsibility for patient care has not changed.
The role of the named GP is to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services and ensure they are delivered where required (based on the named GP’s clinical judgement) to each of their patients. The named GP will deal with all correspondence received from hospitals and other organisations regarding your care, and will review any repeat medication you have.
Having a “named GP” does not mean that this is the only doctor or clinician at the practice who will provide you with care. You do not have to see your named GP when you book an appointment; you can continue to feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse. If you need to be seen urgently this may be with any of the doctors working that day.
If you have a preference for your named GP please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate this request.
We have been informing patients of their named GP on an ad-hoc basis on contact with the practice. If you want to know who your named GP is, please ask our receptionists who will be happy to help.
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: