Register as New Patient
Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery. It's free to register.
You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number. For more information on this please see the NHS website, accessible here.
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area (please see the practice area map below). We are unable to accept any out of area registration requests due to the practical and clinical needs of our in area patients. If you currently do not have a fixed address please come in to the surgery and speak with a member of the reception team who will be able to assist you.
As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and are offered a consultation with the doctor if this is considered necessary or immediate medication is required.
To register, both the registration form and new patient questionnaire found below must be completed otherwise we will not be able to process your request.
Change of Personal Details
If you change your name, address or telephone number, please let us know by completing the Change of Personal Details form found in the Online Forms section.
If you move outside the practice area you may need to find a doctor in your new area. There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.
We would like to encourage you to download the NHS App onto your phone. This will enable you to view your medical records, check your symptoms, order repeat prescriptions, manage organ donation decisions and use e-consult in a more efficient way.
Set-up for the app is quick and easy. There is no need to bring your ID to the surgery as you can complete the setup on-line. Any new features released by the NHS will automatically be added to the app, so you can conveniently find everything in one place.
For patients who may not have a smart phone or are unable to download the app, we are now using the e-consult system which can be accessed through the Kingsnorth Medical Practice website. This system allows you to conduct a consultation with your GP on‑line.
If you require further information on the above, please call the reception team who will be happy to help!
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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Kingsnorth Medical Practice has been designed with appropriate access, toilet facilities and parking. Should you require any further help and assistance please ask one of our receptionists.