All patients registered at Brinnington 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.
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, 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.
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:
- Completed GMS 1 form (download here).
- 1 x Photo identification (eg Passport or Driving Licence).
- 1 x Utility bill or bank statement sent to your current address, which you have received within the last three months.
- 2 x other forms of ID if you do not have any photo identification.
Our GMS 1 registration form can be downloaded from the Registration Forms section of this page, or ask reception for a paper copy.
When you visit
You will be asked to complete a Patient Registration form and will then be registered with the practice.
You will also be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire and will be offered an appointment for a health check with one of the nurses. The questionnaire contains important information which will help us to look after you until we receive your medical records so please give us as much information as possible.
You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please complete a GMS1 Registration Form 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.
The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should urgent medical care is required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident requiring immediate and necessary treatment when reporting to reception.
For non urgent problems, we strive to accommodate patients who are temporary resident in the Practice area but we may not always be able to do so on the same day if there are no routine appointments left. In this case, we would either offer a routine appointment in near future or provide a list of local practices whom you may wish to contact.
To register you will need to complete our Temporary Resident Registration form (GMS 3).