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.

To check if your address is located within our practice boundary:

  1. Click on the catchment area map below
  2. Click on the magnifying glass (which can be found in the top right of the map)
  3. Enter your postcode in the box
  4. The map will then locate your address and you can scroll out to check if it is within the practice boundary.

Catchment Area

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 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.

Complete our online new patient registration by clicking the below link:

Completion of online patient registration is not an automatic registration and it can take up to 14 days for the registration to be processed. If you require medical assistance in the meantime, please call the practice on 01524 551551.


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, view the practice boundary map or 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

You can be registered as a temporary resident for up to three months if you require medical care whilst temporarily living away from home and you do not want to change your home practice.

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 the practice.

To register as a temporary patient 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.

If your application is refused, you can still receive any treatment you need immediately for up to 14 days.


Page last reviewed: March 12th, 2024
Next review due: July 30th, 2024