Register as a new patientLast Updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Due to increased demand on appointments and the service we provide, Christiana Hartley Medical Practice will not be registering new patients who are already registered with a GP in Southport & who still live within that GP surgery's registered practice area.
Check you are within the practice's catchment area:
Each GP practice has a defined area within which they will accept new patients.
To join the practice as a new patient your address must be inside the area marked in blue on the map (our inner boundary)
[The are marked in red represents our outer-boundary. Existing patients who move to a new address within the outer boundary are able to stay registered and enjoy continuity of care.]
Christiana Hartley Medical Practice registration form
Please click on the link below to download the forms required for registration, and return the completed forms to the practice. Note that this is a link to a form in PDF format.
The form can also be obtained from our Reception.
When the form is completed please remember to sign it and either post it to the surgery address or deliver it yourself.
Please make sure that all the personal details are filled in clearly - including the details of your previous GP surgery - as this makes it much easier to identify you on the national system
Registering a child who is under 16 years of age
When registering a child who is under 16 years of age, a separate New Patient Registration form will be provided to you.
**Parents will be required to bring in a copy of the child’s birth certificate when registering, and proof of address if online access is requested for patients aged 12 and under**
For new baby registrations, you are welcome to complete a GMS1 form (please ensure that you provide an NHS number on the completed form). Please pop into the Practice or download the GMS1 form here
All GP practices are required under their contract with NHS England to allocate a named GP to all patients, the named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides for them.
However, you can still see the GP of your choice whenever you need to see a doctor - you don't have to see your named accountable GP.
Your accountable GP on registration will be Dr A Farrell.
To enable us to provide the best possible care, you will be invited for a New Patient Check with our practice nurse when you register.
If you are staying away from home and need medical support
Important: NHS 111
NHS 111 can direct you to the best place if you think you need medical help right now – you can call 111 or use NHS 111 online.
If you are staying temporarily away from your normal UK address or if you are a visitor from outside the UK you can register temporarily with this surgery.
This is to help you if you need medical help with a new or existing condition that cannot wait until you return home.
You will need to be staying at an address that is inside the area marked blue on the map on this page.
This applies to people who are temporarily at an address inside our boundary for between 24 hours and 3 months.
You will need to call the surgery to register as a temporary resident.
Support from your usual GP
Remember that you can often get support over the telephone from your usual GP surgery. If you live in England and you are staying temporarily in another part of England, your usual GP can send prescriptions electronically to a pharmacist in this area.
Below are links to additional NHS support for groups of people who might find it difficult to access GP services.
Please note that these links open documents in a PDF format.