New Patient Registration
We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to our practice area.
Our practice area covers York to the west and south of the River Ouse, in particular, Acomb. We also cover Upper and Nether Poppleton, Knapton, Rufforth, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Bilborough, Appleton Roebuck, Acaster Malbis, Bishopthorpe, Colton, Copmanthorpe and Clifton Moor.
Registering at Home
Please print off the relevant new patient registration pack and return it to the practice - if you require online access you will need to bring photographic I.D and a utility bill for proof of address.
Registering at the Surgery
You can register by completing a registration form available from reception, which you will need to sign. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will provide us with some information about your medical history.
You now register with a practice rather than with a GP. When making an appointment you can request to see any of our GPs or nurses dependent upon their availability.
Please note that it is our practice policy to ask patients moving out of our existing catchment area to register with a practice close to your new address. We feel that your health care needs can be better met by having a local surgery which can utilize other local health services if required. You will have 30 days to register with a new GP.
Please ensure that we have your up-to-date contact details, including mobile telephone number and email address where applicable.
We send out text reminders for pre-booked appointments and may also send texts or emails on occasion for a variety of purposes, for example to invite you to a vaccination clinic, informing you about a change to the practice or asking you to update our records on your smoking status.
Front Street Surgery does not currently accept new registrations from patients who live outside our catchment area. If you live outside our catchment area and need to register with a GP, please visit the NHS website to find a surgery near you.
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.
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.