Registering with Us

Accountable / Named GP for All Patients

All patients registered at Ordsall Health Surgery have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.

Practice Catchment Area

The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked in blue. Click on the map and enter your postcode to check if you live within our catchment area.

If you are unsure if you live in our catchment area you can also contact reception to confirm. 

If you change your name and address or telephone number please inform us as soon as possible. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to re-register with a more local practice.

How to Register as a Patient

If you live in our practice catchment area (see above) you can join our list. If you are registering your new baby please next section.

To register please visit the surgery with the following information:

  • Your NHS Medical Card or a completed a GSM1 Registration Form
  • A completed New Patient Health Questionnaire (Adult and/or Child) - See notes about completing this questionnaire below.
  • Provide a valid passport or alternative photographic ID and proof of address if possible

You will then be registered with the surgery and will be able to request medication and book appointments.

Our registration forms can be downloaded from the Registration Forms section of this page, or ask reception for paper copies.

Completing Your New Patient Questionnaire

When you visit us to complete registration, all patients MUST check their height, weight and blood pressure using the equipment provided in the self examination room. Enter the information in 'Section 7'.

Next, take note of 'Section 8', and book an appointment with the doctor or nurse at reception if required to do so.

Our reception team will be happy to help you arrange the right appointment for you, and assist you in using the equipment.

How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please complete a GMS1 Registration Form (See Registrations form section) and send it to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment. Please remember to bring the red book. If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.

To register you will need to complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (GMS 3) which is available from reception, or can be downloaded from the Registration forms section of this page.

GP Choice - Registering If You Live Outside the Area

GP practices have, from January 2015, been allowed to register patients who live outside their practice area.  These patients would be registered for routine care, but not for home visits.

Ordsall Health Surgery has carefully considered this optional service and has decided not to take part in the scheme.  The practice is concerned about gaps in clinical care of patients that may result from the scheme, as well as the additional workload implications for the practice.

Our aim remains to provide high quality care to our patients and taking part in this scheme, we feel, puts that at risk.

Registration Forms

New Adult Patient Questionnaire
New Child Patient Questionnaire
Permanent Patient Registration Form (GMS 1)
Temporary Patient Registration Form (GMS 3)