Join the practice
Should you wish to join the practice then please speak to our reception team. If you have a valid medical card this is the quickest route to joining but if this is not the case we will provide you with the appropriate forms for completion. In addition to this we also require proof of identity and would ask to see your passport, driving licence or birth certificate and will also need a utility bill with which to verify your home address.
We are happy to register people who live in the Tunbridge Wells area. When you join the practice we will ask you complete a 'Patient Health Questionnaire' which will be reviewed by our nursing team.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
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. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
When 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.
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.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.
Accountable/ Named GP
The practice is required under the terms of our GP Contract to allocate all our patients with a named accountable GP, who will have overall responsibility for the care and support our surgery provides.
You do not need any further action. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask our Receptionist when you next visit the surgery.
Please note: Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any other doctor within the practice.
If you are not happy with the named doctor allocated to you and have genuine concerns, please speak to our reception team who will then make changes where necessary.
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: