Register as a New Patient

New Patient Registration

If you live within our practice boundary, you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure.

After you have registered, you will be allocated to a GP that works at a site nearest to your home address unless you have a particular need that makes this inconvenient – however, you may be asked to visit any one of our sites.  Please speak to our reception staff if you have a particular need that makes this inconvenient.

You will need to complete a Registration Form (GMS1) and Medical Questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor. When you have completed all of the details, click on the “Send” button to email your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the forms to confirm that the details are correct (Please note: patients are not required to come to the surgery in person to complete their registration during the COVID-19 pandemic).

Complete our online new patient registration by submitting both forms:

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information. 


Our Practice Boundary

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer services to new patients who live outside of our boundary. To find out if you reside within our boundary, you can enter your postcode in the map above.


What does the boundary mean for existing Lancaster Medical Practice patients and those wishing to register with us?

New patients requesting to register with Lancaster Medical PracticeYou can only register with Lancaster Medical Practice if you live within the new boundary area
New babies/children up to 18 years old of families that are Lancaster Medical Practice patients. This includes temporary residentsThey may register with Lancaster Medical Practice
Adults (18 years and over) moving into a household with Lancaster Medical Practice patients that live outside our boundary area. This includes temporary residentsYou cannot register with Lancaster Medical Practice – please register with a practice that covers your home address
Lancaster Medical Practice patients currently living inside our boundary area that move to an address outside the boundaryYou will need to register with a practice that covers your new home address
Lancaster Medical Practice patients currently living outside our boundary area that move to an address outside the boundary You will need to register with a practice that covers your new home address

Temporary Residents

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.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form


Students

Lancaster University Students

If you are a Lancaster University student please follow this link to complete our practice registration.