Join the practice

Quayside Medical Practice will accept requests for registration while our list is open and the person resides within a 6 mile radius of the practice.

In order to register we will need you to provide

  • Completed application form (available at reception)
  • Medical Card (if you have one)
  • Two forms of identification, one confirming address and one photographic


Application documents will be verified by the assistant practice manager, who will allocate a new registration appointment within 2 weeks of receipt of completed documents. You will also receive:

  • Written confirmation of date & time of appointment
  • Copy of practice Leaflet
  • Prescribing of Benzodiazepines leaflet
  • Practice Violence & Agression Policy
  • Practice DNA policy


Patients will not be unreasonably refused registration, and “unreasonable” includes refusal based on:

  • Medical condition
  • Race
  • Gender or sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Religious group or religious beliefs
  • Political beliefs
  • Appearance or lifestyle

The Practice will however refuse registration if:

  • The list is officially “Closed”
  • The patient resides out of the publicised Practice area

The Practice will normally refuse registration (subject to a Partners’ discussion and agreement) if:

  • The patient has been previously removed from the list
  • The patient has a known history of violence


Unfortunately it is not possible at this time to register online.

Temporary 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 immediate necessary treatment from the local GP practice for up to 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.

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: