How to Join the Keston Medical Practice
Live within boundary area?
We accept new patients, though we can only accept those who live in our practice area.
Register at the practice
You will need to visit our reception between 7.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday to collect the registration forms. You will be asked to provide evidence of your address, to ensure that it is within the practice boundary. To ensure we are registering you correctly and that your medical records can be electronically transferred your passport or photo driving licence will also be required if you are over 16 years. For all children registering, a birth certificate MUST be provided.
You will need to complete a separate form for each family member. You may wish to print off the registration forms above and complete them before you come to practice.
If you have a Medical Card or know your NHS number it speeds the transfer of existing medical records if you let us know the details.
You will be registered with the practice, however, you will be allocated a named GP and informed who this is. If you have a preference as to which GP that is the practice will make reasonable efforts to accomodate this request. You can see any doctor you choose but to see a specific doctor may incur a delay as some of our doctors work part time only.
Holiday Visitors & Temporary Residents
We are happy to see any relative or friend staying with you who requires medical treatment whilst away from home as a Temporary Resident. When making an appointment to see a GP as a temporary resident you will be advised to attend 10 minutes early in order fill out a simple temporary registration form.
Your Named GP
The practice provide all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us.
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Non English Speakers
The fact sheets below 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: