New Patient Information

If you are considering joining us as a new patient, please watch the video below which explains how the surgery works

Registering with the Practice

We now offer new patients the opportunity to register with us online. Simply click here and complete the forms which will come through to us automatically.

For those patients who prefer to register in person, registration forms can still be collected from the Reception desks at both our Drayton and Wootton Street sites.

Whilst it is not mandatory, it would be preferred if you can provide a minimum of 2 identity documents – one of which showing your address. Acceptable forms of identity for registration purposes are: Valid Current Passport, Photo Driving Licence, Household Utility Bills, Bank Statements.

Once you are registered with us, your electronic medical record will be available however it may take up to 6 weeks for us to receive your paper records.

Please click here to see our new patient information leaflet

Our Practice Area

The map below shows two shaded areas; the green area is our inner boundary, and the blue area is our outer boundary.

If you are a new patient and live within the inner boundary (green), you are welcome to register at The Drayton Surgery. If you live within the outer boundary (blue) you must be an existing patient with us. Unfortunately we are unable to accept registrations from new patients living within the outer boundary (blue areas). Patients who move from the inner boundary (green) to the outer boundary (blue) are welcome to remain registered at the practice.

Please click on the magnifying glass in the top left corner to use the postcode checker and see where your address falls.

Registering as a Temporary Patient

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 register 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.

Try to have the following information with you when you see your temporary GP for the first time:

  • details of any medical conditions you have
  • details of medical conditions you’ve had in the past
  • the name of any medicines you’re currently taking
  • details of anything you’re allergic to
  • contact details for your permanent or previous GP
  • NHS number

Non-English Speakers

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.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: