New Patients

Practice Boundaries

To register with either practice your home address must fall within our practice boundary. You can check to see if your address is within our boundary by using the maps and postcode checkers below: 

Please note: If the postcode checker & map shows that your address is on the border of our boundary we advise that you contact the practice for clarification.

College Surgery

Sampford Peverell

Register as a New Patient

You can register in person at the surgery at any time during the surgery opening hours. It gives you an opportunity to meet us and provides us with an overview of your medical history whist we await your notes to be forwarded from your last surgery.

It would be helpful if you could bring documents confirming your identity and address (e.g. passport and recent utility bill) but this is not necessary. We will be able to provide you with the forms to complete or alternatively you can download a Registration Pack below:

If on repeat medication you will be asked to make an appointment.

Named Accountable GP

On registration you will be allocated a named doctor who will be responsible for your overall care. If you wish to know which doctor that is, then please contact the practice.

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate requests from patients who wish to be registered with a preferred doctor but please note that, as most of the doctors work part time, this may not be possible.

Booking appointments in advance increases the possibility of seeing your preferred doctor.

Temporary Patient Registrations

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.

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: