Register as New Patient
Please complete one of the relevant forms shown on the right and hand it into reception, or collect it from the our reception, if you wish to register with our Practice.
You will need to complete the form for each person you wish to register with our Practice. Those fields marked with an * are required.
We also require two forms of address ID as confirmation (i.e. utility bills, driving license, passport etc.).
The Practice has suitable access into the surgery for disabled patients. This access is at the rear of the building, where we have a modern permanent accessible ramp with railing assistance to enable patients in wheelchairs to enter the building with ease and comfort.
Please contact reception if you require this facility.
The practice area covers the following:
- Dunston Hill
- Old Sunniside
Please see the Practice Boundary Map to see the exact areas covered by Sunniside Surgery.
If you move locally, or change any of your details, please inform reception. It is also very helpful to have an up to date telephone number.
If you move out of the practice area, you will need to re-register with another practice within your new area.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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