Join the practice

If you live within our practice area (see the Practice Boundary below) you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill.

  • You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire  which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. You will also need to provide 2 forms of ID - one photo (passport, drivers licence) and one address (recent bank statement, council bill, utility bill, etc). If you are registering any children under the age of 5, please bring their red book when dropping in the registration forms (along with ID).

join the practice

All new patients over the age of five and who have a chronic condition are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare 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.

You might find our patient leaflet useful.

During this COVID-19 pandemic you can email your completed forms to us - alchester.medicalgroup@nhs.net

If you live in a rural area we are able to dispense your medication to you - if you are interested in this service please contact the dispensary after you have registered - call us or email the dispensary: alchester.dispensary@nhs.net

 

Live within boundary area?

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.

 

Change of Address/Telephone Number

Please inform us immediately if you change your address or telephone number (including ex-directory numbers). Failure to do so may result in you being taken off our doctors’ lists by Oxfordshire Health Authority. Please remember that a change of address may also mean you are outside our practice area.

You can fill in this form here, or you can email us your new details: alchester.medicalgroup@nhs.net, or you can come into the surgery and fill a form in there.

 

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.  

A Patient Guide to GP Services

 

Named Accountable GP

Under the terms of our contract, all patients are allocated a "named accountable GP" - essentially your usual doctor.

You will be informed of your named accountable GP at your next interaction with the practice, however, if you are unsure who your GP is please ask a member of the reception team and they will help you

 

Temporary Registration

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.

 

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: