New Patient Registration

**IMPORTANT**

Wait time to register is around 3 weeks currently. Once we have received your ID you will not be registered immediately. If your need to be registered is URGENT please contact us so we can see how we can help.

At present we would ask that if you have moved to our catchment area and require urgent medication re-issued you contact your current practice before you register with Chipping Norton Health Centre. A lot of GP practices are managing patients via telephone, so your current practice should be able to help you with this no problem.

Once you have registered with a new practice it can take a few weeks for your medical records to be transmitted from your old practice to your new one, so really think if it is the best time to be registering somewhere new if you have a current health concern that is better dealt with by a GP that knows you well.

If you complete an online registration form, you will not be registered until we receive proof of identity and proof of address. At present we will accept these as scanned documents via email to cnhc.reception@nhs.net. This however is not usual practice.

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Anyone can apply to be registered with the Health Centre.

When filling in your registration form, please try to complete every section. Failure to do so may cause unnecessary delay to your application.

You must supply the Health Centre with

  • Photo ID. Passport or driving licence.
  • Proof of address. Utility bill or likewise, dated within the last 3 months.
  • Any prescription(s) you have on repeat.

to complete your registration with us.

While at the health centre you may be asked to take your own blood pressure (BP) in our BP room. We ask this of any patients who are currently on any at risk registers like diabetes, hypertension or chronic heart disease. This information is then handed to the duty nurse and you may be contacted if your BP reading is abnormal.

The postcode areas’ that are within Chipping Norton Health Centre’s practice boundary are as follows:

  • OX7
  • OX15 – Wigginton and Hook Norton ONLY
  • GL56 – Adelstrop, Barton on Heath, Chastleton, Daylesford, Kitebrook, Little Compton, Lower Oddington, Upper Oddington, Oddington ONLY
  • CV36 – Ascott, Long Compton and Whichford ONLY

If you live at an address with a postcode not listed above, you can apply to be registered as an Out of Area patient.

Out of Area Registrations

Out of area registration is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused to register if they live out of area of the practice. Existing patients may also be refused to remain registered if they are moving to an address that is out of area.

If accepted as an out of area registration of the Health Centre, you will be advised that there may be restrictions upon our care for you. You will receive a letter detailing the restrictions.

Restrictions such as NO home visits may not matter to you at present however your health needs may change and we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

When an application for registration (or to remain registered) as an out of area patient is considered, the GP practice will only register you if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case.

If you are a new applicant we may;

  • Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way
  • Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend).

If you are an existing patient we may;

  • Ask your GP at the Health Centre questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way
  • Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend).

If you have an urgent care need as an out of area patient and the Health Centre cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).

We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way and may advise you that you should seek to register (or remain registered) with a practice more local to your home address.

If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

If you wish to continue your application for registration at Chipping Norton Health Centre and agree to these terms please complete the registration documents for assessment.

We will aim to make a decision about your registration within one week of receiving your registration application.

We also advise you sign up for patient online access so you can access test results, order repeat prescriptions and view parts of your medical records all online. Our Care navigation team will be able to help you with signing up to online access when you register.

If you suffer with a condition such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, CHD, Cancer or have had a Stroke or TIA we ask you to complete the registration forms IN FULL so we can gain a full picture of your current and past health.

For any children in the family, we ask that you complete a child health questionnaire, downloadable below. We will also require copies of the immunisations and information listed in your child’s ‘red book’. Please supply this with a copy of their birth certificate and their passport if they have one. We will not be able to register your child without seeing their birth certificate and red book.

Forms