Join the 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.

  • Completed General Medical Services (GMS 1) form (also available from reception).
  • 1 x Photo identification (eg Passport or Driving License).
  • 1 x Utility bill or bank statement sent to your current address, which you have received within the last three months.
  • 1 x other forms of identification (ID) if you do not have any photo identification.

Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice

Brinnington Surgery is a Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice, for more information visit the page Veteran Friendly GP Practice

Practice Boundary:

Catchment Area

The practice area is shown with our catchment area marked. Click on the map to see a larger view, this will open the map in a new browser window. 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. See our change of details page for further information. If you move out of the practice area, you will be required to register with a more local practice.

When you visit

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.

How to Register your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore, please download and complete a General Medical Services (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 postnatal 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. 

Non-urgent advice: 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.