Garswood SurgeryBillinge RoadGarswoodWigan, Lancashire, WN4 0XDTel: 01744 621670
To register with Garswood Surgery, please call into the surgery and collect a GMS1 Registration form and a New Patient Health Questionnaire for each person registering. Then complete these forms and hand them back to the receptionist.
If you would like to join the practice you should ideally bring your medical card with you when you come to register, however, if this is unavailable we can give you a form to complete. Registration is easy and takes only a couple of minutes.
Please note, it is not necessary for every member of a household to complete forms individually. Any adult member of the family can register any other family member and sign the registration applications on their behalf.
*Please note that we are unable to provide newly registered patient with an urgent appointment until at least 48 hours after their registration has been accepted.*
We will register your details on our clinical database you will receive a letter from Central Operations confirming your registration has been accepted. We will request your medical records from your previous GP surgery at this point, but these can take up to 6 weeks to arrive at the surgery. If you take any regular medication, please bring in your repeat order slip in with your registration form as confirmation of your medication, and these will be added to your clinical record. Please note that the GP may wish to see you prior to your medication being issued.
As a patient you have the right to express preference as to whom you wish to see, however, if you require an appointment and your preferred GP is not available you will be offered an appointment with another doctor. If you still wish to see your preferred GP you may have to wait longer.
Learn more about our Appointments System
We also have a range of online services available including appointment booking and ordering prescriptions. If this service is something you would be interested in, please provide us with photographic ID and we will be able to register you for online access.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Patients who reside or move into the area covered by our the inner boundary can join the practice.
Existing patients who move from the inner boundary into the area covered by our outer boundary may remain registered with the practice.
People who are not existing patients moving into the area covered by our outer boundary may not join the practice.
You can use our postcode checker to tool to see if you live within our catchment area.
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
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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