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How to register with St Bartholomew's
We register new patients who have moved to live within our practice area which generally speaking is within the OX3 and OX4 postcodes. Any patient staying less than three months may be able to register as a Temporary Patient.
All new patients are asked to complete a medical questionnaire and registration form. We need these details on your computer record before you see a doctor. These forms are available on your left, please print off the relevant form, complete them, sign and bring to the surgery with you.
Alternatively, you can ask for a form from our reception team.
You cannot register for someone else unless they are with you and this includes children.
For purposes of identification you will need to bring your passport and proof of address. Proof of address will need to be a utility bill (gas, electricity or water) or bank statement, credit card bill etc. dated within the last six months.
If you have any queries or are unsure what to bring please talk to our reception staff who will be happy to assist you.
- A Patient Guide to GP Services
- New Patient Registration Form (GMS1)
- Adult Health Questionnaire
- Child Health Questionnaire
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
The Department of Health has told us that every person registered at South Oxford Health Centre must be allocated a named GP and must be told the name of that GP
Last year we were asked to change all people from being registered with a particular doctor to being registered to the Health Centre. This year, the Department of Health has told us that every person registered with the Health Centre must be allocated a ‘Named GP’ and must be told the name of that GP.
You will be informed of who will be your 'Named GP' upon registering with South Oxford Health Centre.
What does having a named GP mean?
The Government has not changed the registration process – all people are registered with a Health Centre, not an individual doctor. Our doctors all decided to work in General Practice because they see great value in building relationships with people and their families, and although a fresh perspective is always welcome, we have always encouraged booking with the same doctor to build continuity.
If your GP is not available, please book with another member of staff if you are concerned a delay may cause your problem to be made worse.
What if I want to change my named GP?
If one doctor has too many patients it will be harder for all of those people to see their normal doctor, so if at all possible please will you stick with your allocation, even if it means seeing a new GP.
If you would like to change your Named GP please leave a simple note with reception rather than telephoning to discuss the request.
You do not need you to explain why, and we will respect your choice
How to find out who your named GP is
You can find out in a variety of ways
- Look on your Repeat Prescription slip if you have regular prescriptions
- Looking on letters we have sent you
- By email for those who have asked to receive confidential information this way
- Patients will find out by text message when they make an appointment.
- Discussions face to face and by telephone
If you do not yet know who your named GP is, you can of course ask any member of staff.
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 as a temporary 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 permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Non English Speakers
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:
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