New Patients

New Patient Registration

To be registered with Southwell Medical Centre you must permanently reside within the practice catchment area shown on the map opposite or be a registered student at Brackenhurst. 

If you are in our catchment area and would like to register, please collect registration forms from reception. It is important to complete both parts of the form. If these are not both completed in full, it may delay your registration.

Students, please provide a photo of your photo ID such as your student card or driver’s licence. This can be emailed to

Catchment Area

Non-urgent advice: Printable Registration Documents

If you wish to start your registration process by completing the relevant forms beforehand, you can print them off from the links below and bring them to the surgery.

Please note routinely it may take up to 7 Days to process your registration documents once you have brought them to the practice.

New Patient Registration Form GMS1

New Patient Questionnaire for Adults

New Patient Questionnaire for Under 18s

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

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:

Chinese (Cantonese)SomaliPortuguese
Chinese (Mandarin)GujeratiSpanish

Temporary Patients

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.