Join the practice
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff at Bridge Street or in South Bar House will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address.
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a form concerning the Summary Care Record. We also ask patients to complete a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
If you wish to register click on the links below to open the forms required. When you have completed all of the details please bring them with you to the surgery and we will arrange for your records to be transferred to our surgery.
Forms required are:
Adult Registration Forms (16+)
Child Registration Forms (5-16)
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the health care team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.
Please contact the surgery if you need to register as a temporary patient at BCHC.
Your Named GP
You will be allocated a “Named GP” dependent on the current list sizes of the individual GP. None of the doctors mind patients seeing other doctors - you should see the GP you feel most comfortable with.
Every effort will be made to allocate patients to the GP or other clinician of their choice when booking appointments, however, this may not always be possible. If you are seeing a particular member of staff for an ongoing issue, it helps if you let the receptionist know and will try to ensure continuity with that same member of staff – this helps our clinicians and also provides better care for our patients.
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: