How to Join River Place Group Practice
Do you live within our boundary area?
Every GP practice has a specific registration area and our area map is displayed below. We will happily register any patient who lives in this area, please note you may be asked for proof of address.
If you move, but remain in our practice area we can continue to be your GP, please let reception know of your new contact details.
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
To help us locate your existing medical records it is really important that you inform us of your NHS number on this form. You can obtain this from your previous GP. It is not your National Insurance number and it consists of 10 digits.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable amount of time for us to receive your medical records from your previous GP.
In order to complete the registration process it is important that you complete both the pre-registration form and the online medical questionnaire.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Your Named GP
River Place Group Practice provide all patients with a named "usual GP" who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. We encourage patients to try and see their usual GP where possible, particularly for ongoing problems.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore the "registering GP" rotates from week to week based on each GP's list size. We try to keep families under the same usual GP where possible, so new babies will be registered with their mother's usual GP.
Your usual GP will look after your repeat prescriptions, medication reviews and will be forwarded any correspondence received from other services (including hospital clinic letters).
If you wish to be told the name of your usual GP, please ask the reception team when you are next in the surgery.
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact the practice manager Mr David Currie
Please click here to get directions.
Non English Speakers
The following 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 topics such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register with a GP practice and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: