New Patients

Register as New Patient

You will be asked whether your address is within our practice boundary. (See "Practice Area" below).

New patients are required to complete a registration form and new patient questionnaire; this will need to be brought to the upstairs reception along with 2 forms of identity, one to confirm proof of name and another as proof of residence (please see below).

Please note, you cannot use one form of identification for both name and address.

For example, if you provide your driving licence as proof of your name you must provide another form of identification for your address, such as a utility bill.

**Please Read**

All children's registrations must be accompanied with the birth certificate, stating parents details,  without the correct document registrations will be denied

Practice Area

We can only accept patients living within the practice boundaries. Our Inner boundary is 3 miles either way and the Outer boundary for registered patients moving outside the 3 mile boundary is 4 miles with the exception of the following:

  • East - Via Todmorden Road 3.5 miles on the A681 to the Sourhall Road
  • West - Over Booth Road to Newchurch Road to Staghills Road 3.6 miles and along Bacup Road to Lench Road 3.5 miles
  • South - 4 miles on the A671 to the Union Street junction in Whitworth
  • North - On the B6238 Burnley Road East - 3.6 miles to Shawclough Road

Suitable ID Documents

Proof of Name

Proof of Address

Current signed passport

Utility bill issued within the last three months

Original birth certificate (UK birth certificate issued within 12 months of the date of birth in full form including those issued by UK authorities overseas such as Embassies High Commissions and HM Forces)

Local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year

EEA member state identity card (which can also be used as evidence of address if it carries this)

Current UK driving licence (but only if not used for the name evidence)

Current UK or EEA photocard driving licence

Bank, Building Society or Credit Union statement or passbook

Marriage Certificate

National Insurance Number Card

Full old-style driving licence

Original mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year

Photographic registration cards for self-employed individuals in the construction industry -CIS4

Recent Wageslip with employer details

Solicitors letter confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address

 

Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency

 

NHS Medical card

Council or housing association rent card or tenancy agreement for the current year

Firearms or shotgun certificate

Benefit book or original notification letter from Benefits Agency (but not if used as proof of name)

Residence permit issued by the Home Office to EEA nationals on sight of own country passport

Inland Revenue self-assessment or tax demand

National identity card bearing a photograph of the applicant

Electoral Register entry

 

NHS Medical card

Until you are fully registered at this practice we are unable to provide you with repeat medication, or general treatment, this is the responsibility of you existing GP Practice who holds your medical records.

You will need to come into the surgery to collect registration documents.

If you would like to make an appointment to register with the practice please call in to the practice whenever is convenient for you so we can give you the correct registration documents.

Named Accountable GP

As part of the commitment to more personalised healthcare for patients, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association have agreed that all patients will have a named accoutable GP

  • Irwell Medical Practice will ensure that there is a named accountable GP assigned to each patient
  • New patients will be allocated a GP at the time of registration

Your named accountable GP will be the same as your registered GP however this does not affect your ability to see any GP of your choice as you currently do.

You do not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us on 01706 253422.

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The building has disabled parking on the front car park and lift access to all floors. The reception is fitted with a hearing loop system and the practice has a portable loop system for use within surgery for the hard of hearing. 

Further Information