Registering as a new patient
We welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the Practice area, which serves Swanage and the surrounding area. Please note the Practice catchment area on the map below and enter your postcode to check whether your address falls within the area we serve.
Registration in person
You can download a copy of our Patient Registration Form to print out and complete. Alternatively, collect a paper copy from reception.
Please return the completed form to the Practice, where you will be asked for identifying documentation.
We aim to action patient registrations within 7 days of receipt of the Registration form.
Identifying documentation (ID)
You do not need proof of ID to register with a GP, but it would help if you have one or more of the following:
- Birth Certificate
- HC2 Certificate
- Rough sleepers identity badge
- Hostel or Accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter
- If you are homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend's address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.
After you are registered with us
To maintain an even distribution of patients among the GPs on registration, you will be allocated a specific GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support our surgery provides you.
If you do not return your registration form in person, you will be allocated a GP and registered at our Practice within 24 hours.
If you want to know who you have been registered with, please telephone the surgery on 01929 422231.
Registering as a Temporary Patient
You can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery for up to 14 days – for example, if you fall ill while on holiday. If your treatment will last longer than that, you'll have to register as a temporary or permanent resident.
For more information and how to register as a temporary patient of the Practice, please visit our Temporary Services page by following this link:>>