Gower Medical PracticeTel: 01792 390413
Pennard Primary Care CentreTel: 01792 390413
Patients normally resident within the practice area who wish to register with Gower Medical Practice should obtain and complete, for each person registering, a ‘Family Doctor Services Registration’ form (GMS1) and a Lifestyle Questionnaire (over the age of five years only). These forms can be obtained from reception at either surgery.
Each patient (over five years of age) will then have an appointment made with one of our practice nurses or healthcare assistant for a ‘new patient check’ lasting approximately 10 minutes which will include the testing of a specimen of urine (specimen bottles are available from reception). Patients will be advised on the procedure to obtain repeat medication. Before this can be authorised you will need to be seen by one of the doctors.
As a newly registered patient, you will be registered with Gower Medical Practice rather than an individual GP. However, patients can request to be seen by the practitioner of their choice, by legal right.
Where a patient exercises this right:
Patients registered with Gower Medical Practice, between the ages of 16 and 74 years, who have not attended the practice within the previous three years, are entitled to request a review. Patients aged 75 years or over, who have not participated in a consultation within the previous 12 months, can request a consultation which may take place in the home of the patient if it is thought inappropriate for them to attend at either of the practice premises.
Registered patients who move house to a location outside the practice area but wish to remain registered with Gower Medical Practice will need to write to the practice advising us of their change of address. Consideration will then be given by the partners on the feasibility for that patient to remain registered with the practice and patients will be notified accordingly.
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. Please visit the surgery as soon as possible after sending the form as you will need to sign it to confirm that the details are correct. You will also be required to make an appointment with one of our Health care Assistants or Practice Nurse to have a New patient health check.Pre-registration FormWhen you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Online medical questionnaire for new patients
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
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.
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