Whittaker Lane Medical Centre

0161 773 1580

How to register

We only accept new patients who live in our practice area. This is approximately 1.5 mile radius from the practice.

As a small practice we have had to apply these guidelines to keep the number of patients on our list at a manageable level so that we can continue to provide as good as care as possible. At times this will mean being asked to register with another GP if you move out of the practice area or being declined even when you just outside the practice area.

You can register by completing a registration form and providing us with ID to prove you are at an address in our area.

To save time you can download and print a registration form

or

you can complete the form online.

When you register, we will ask you to fill in a health question or ask you to make an appointment to see either the practice nurse for a new patient health check. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing (such as blood pressure/smear tests/mammograms) are up-to-date.

Instructions on what to do with the registration form

If you want to join the practice please complete a registration form which can either be downloaded from the link on the above “Registering Online” tab or can be picked up from reception. Please bring the completed form along to reception with your medical card if you have it. The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from your previous practice. Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so. The receptionist will book a new patient health check.

Communication

We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.

  • We want to know if you need information in braille, large print or easy read.
  • We want to know if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate.
  • We want to know if we can support you to lip-read or use a hearing aid or communication tool.

Please inform the receptionist at your next interaction.

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