Register as a New Patient
If you live in Waltham Abbey and would like to register with us please complete one of our registration forms that are available from our reception desk.
If you wish to book a GP or Nurse appointment, please contact our reception staff a few days after you hand in your registration form and additional paperwork. You will be contacted by a member of our staff if there are any issues or delays in processing your registration.
The Out of Area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen not to participate at this time. This decision will be reviewed periodically. This means we are not able to register patients living outside our catchment area, regardless of whether they have been registered with us in the past.
If you would like more information you may make an appointment to see our Practice Manager.
New Patient Health Checks
You will be offered a health check when you register.
All new patients are requested to make an appointment with our nurse for a routine check-up. Depending on your needs this may simply involve giving general lifestyle advice, or might require examination and assessment of your medication, or some tests.
Patients may come to see a nurse for well man review (general health issues, smoking cessation, testicular examination etc) or well woman advice (breast examination, cervical smears, hormone replacement therapy etc).
If further advice is needed after seeing the nurse, she may recommend that you make a follow up appointment to see one of the doctors.
If you wish to complete your registration form now, you may print it off via the links opposite. Fill it out, sign and date it, and hand it to the reception staff. Your registration will usually be complete within a few working days.
Please complete both the GMS1 form and Market Square Surgery registration forms.
You may also pre-register online; please click the links below. When you visit the surgery you will be asked to sign these forms.
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 and 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.
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