Register as New Patient
For patients wishing to register with our practice, please review our boundary map (below) to see the areas we cover. Our catchment area is primarily PO1, PO4 & PO5. However, if a patient already registered with the practice moves into the PO2 or PO3 area, they will be able to remain registered.
All patients are assigned a 'Named Accountable GP' when registering with us, however you are free to see any GP you wish. GP appointments are allocated by availability.
In order to register with us, we require our patients to complete our GMS1 and New Patient Registration form as either an adult (aged from 16 years old) or as child (up to 15 years old). These can be completed here online and sent by email, post or hand delivered to our Southsea Medical Centre practice or requested by calling 023 9285 1199. Download the form(s) using the provided links near the bottom of this page.
Registration will normally take 48 hours after which you will be invited to make an appointment with our Nursing Team for a ‘new patient health check’.
It should be noted that there is normally a 6 - 8 week period before the Group Practice receives patient's medical records from their previous medical.
Please note that it is ideal if you can provide two forms of identification when registering; a photo ID and a proof of address. For more information, please read below:
Proof of ID and Residency
It would be helpful if you could supply 1 of these for both ID & address verification.
- UK photo card Driving Licence
- UK Firearms Licence
Acceptable Forms of ID:
- Current passport
- Driving licence
- EU national identity card
- Blue disabled parking permit (photo version only)
- Police Warrant card or armed forces ID card
- PAYE coding notice (from Inland Revenue)
- Benefit or Pension letter (from current tax year)
Acceptable Forms of Address (residency) Verification:
- Current driving licence (if not provided as ID)
- Utility bill (dated within the last 3 months)
- Council tax bill (current year)
- Bank Statement (dated within the last 3 months).
- Work permit or student visa
- Letter from Host college\Family
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
We have a range of facilities for patients with disabilities. These include car parking, wheelchair ramps and toilets. Most of our clinical areas are based on the ground floor and are easily accessed. We have a lift at our Southsea Medical Centre, where the main doors are automatic to enhance access. Interior doors are not automated. A loop system is available to help those with hearing aids.