Crossways SurgeryTel: 01305 854355
Dorchester SurgeryTel: 01305 251545
If you would like to join our practice, and live within two miles of either our Dorchester or Crossways surgery, then please print off and complete our new patient questionnaire and bring this to reception with ID. We can then register you as a full patient. If you are unsure whether you are in our practice area please contact reception who will be able to help.
If you wish to have a new patient health check, please ask at reception. This is a basic health check for you and an opportunity for us to obtain important background medical history.
Once you have registered with the practice, you will be able to see any of the doctors that work at the surgery. Patients normally find that one particular doctor suits their needs or the appointment suits their available time. However, you can name a preferred doctor if you wish as your ‘usual’ doctor. We will try to help future appointments with that doctor wherever possible.
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
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
All patients at this Practice have been allocated a Named Responsible GP.
For any questions please speak to a member of the Reception team.
For information about NHS Healthcare for veterans, please click on the links below:
NHS Healthcare for Veterans
Armed Forces Covenant
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