Join the practice
A very warm welcome from Hedge End Medical Centre.
If you live within the Hedge End or Botley areas (see boundary area below) and wish to register as a new patient, you can either download the new patient questionnaire or pick it up from in the surgery. Please bring the completed form, with the relevant identification, to the surgery. We are unable to accept it electronically.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
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.
We are required to provide all of our patients with a named GP.
Your named GP is the GP who is responsible for handling your paperwork (prescriptions, letters, etc.), and has overall responsibility for the care and support you receive.
This does not prevent you from seeing any GP at the practice.
If you would like to know who your named GP is, please call on 01489 785 722 or ask at reception.
If you have a preference for your named GP, please ask at reception and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate you.
Non English Speakers
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: