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Registering with us

Registration

Patients wishing to register with us on a permanent basis must be a resident in our catchment area which covers Pinner, North Harrow and Rayners Lane specifically

If you have a new baby you are trying to register, you can attend at any time and we will register them as a priority

Those registering will then be attached to the Ridgeway GP Surgery where most appointments will take place. Patients can pre-book appointments at our polyclinic but should expect to have the majority of their primary medical care at the Ridgeway Surgery.

Like all NHS practices, we are restricted to taking patients from a limited catchment area - Catchment Area Living in our catchment are is important to enable us to provide the best service in the event you may need a home visit - see map below.

How to Register

Once you have confirmed on the above link that you are in our catchment area, you can print and complete the two forms below for each person registering.

You should also bring proof of your identity (such as a passport) and proof of your address (such as a utility bill, council tax statement or tenancy agreement)

Registration form - part 1

Registration form - part 2 (for adults)

Registration form - Part 2 (for children aged under 16)

You can return these forms to us on Tuesdays between 10am-4pm at the Ridgeway Surgery or Alexandra Avenue clinic

The Ridgeway Surgery

 

Patient Registration

To register you can pick up registration pack from reception and once completed can either send it back to us by post or drop it off at reception.

After which please book an appointment for a medical new patient health check. This involves a nurse/HCA taking your medical history, weight, blood pressure and for some a urine test.

Like all NHS practices, we are restricted to taking patients from a limited catchment area - Catchment Area Living in our catchment are is important to enable us to provide the best service in the event you may need a home visit - see map below.

Who can register for free primary care services?  

Nationality is not relevant in giving people entitlement to register as NHS patients for primary care services. Anyone who is in the UK may receive NHS primary medical services at a GP pr actice. There is no set length of time that a patient must reside in the UK in order to become eligible to receive NHS primary care services.  

A patient does not need to be “ordinarily resident” in the UK to be eligible for NHS primary care – this only applies to secondary care. T he length of time that a patient is intending to reside in an area in the UK dictates whether a patient is registered as a temporary  or permanent patient.  Patients should be offered the option of registering as a temporary resident if they are resident in the practice area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months.    

This includes asylum seekers and refugees, overseas visitors, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless.  Practices can only refuse an application to join their list if the practice has “reasonable grounds for doing so that do not relate to the applicant’s race, gender, social clas s, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition”.  
Reasonable grounds include:
  • Patient not living within the practice’s defined practice boundary
  • Patient previously removed from the list following the breakdown of the GP/patient relationship

Overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are also eligible to register with a GP practice even if those visitors are not eligible for secondary care services. Patients should be offered the option of registering as a temporary resident if they are resident in the practice area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months (or immediately necessary if clinically appropriate).   
Immediately necessary treatment 
General Practices are also under a duty to provide emergency or immediately necessary treatment where clinically necessary irrespective of nationality or immigration status. They are also required to provide 14 days of further cover following provision of immediate and necessary treatment.


When registering children (under the age of 16), please note that we require the sight of child's Birth Certificate and the Red Book or equivalent. If a child is adopted, we will need to see Adoption Documents and if a visiting child is staying with the relatives, we will need to see documents from the parents giving authority to the relative/s.

Ridgeway Surgery Catchment Area




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