We Welcome New Patients

Beversbrook Medical Centre is currently accepting new patients who live in Calne and the surrounding area.  If you are new to the area or wish to change your current GP please see below for further details of how to register with the Practice:

How to Register

Currently, we can only accept new patients who live in our practice area as Registered patients - if you are out of our Practice area you may be able to register as an Out of Area patient (see below).

 

The practice serves the town of Calne and the immediately surrounding villages.  More information about our Practice Boundary can be found here.  Our Receptionists have been trained as 'Registration Champions' who will arrange a telephone conversastion with you and will guide you through the Registration proceedure.  You can register by completing our registration form which can be obtained from the practice or can be downloaded and completed here. You will also be required to complete a new patient form, giving us important details regarding your health.  This can be obtained from the Reception team. You will also need to bring proof of ID. Please contact us on 01249 821831 for more infomation.

 

Please bring the completed forms and proof of ID 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 GP Surgery.  The registration process takes up to two weeks.  Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card may be sent to your home address. If you do not recieve this within two months of registration you can contact NHS Wiltshire with your request on 01380 728899. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so. 

 

At any point through the registration process you can contact you Registration Champion who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

New Patient Health Check

When you register, we may ask you to make an appointment 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. If you are on repeat medication you will need to bring copies of your repeat slip or medication boxes with you to your first consultation.  Should you need to see a doctor for a routine or emergency appointment before your new patient health check please ask at Reception. 

 

If you are moving from a local surgery, we will not normally be able to offer you an appointment until your medical records have been recieved from your previous practice.  You will be advised to return to your previous GP until your registration has been completed (usually within two weeks). 

Temporary Patients

If you want to see a GP and are visiting an area for more than 24 hours but less than three months, you can apply to register with a GP surgery as a temporary resident. The application can be made using form GMS3.  Please note that we do not have access to your medical history as a temporary resident so please bring with you any current medication you are on to assist your consultation.

Out of Area Patients

If you move outside of our contractual boundary or are a new patient who lives outside of this area you may still be eligible to register as an Out of Area Patient. All patients who live outside of our registration boundary will be considered for Out of Area Registration.  This type of registration means that Beversbrook Medical Centre will only be responsible for providing you with routine care.  Emergency care such as home visits will be arranged by NHS 111 with a provider closer to you home. 

 

However, if you are aged over 75, have multi-morbidity or long term conditions and are likely to need regular emergency care we may take the clinical view that this type of registration is not appropriate for you. We will write to you if this is the case with the reasons why we have made that decision.

 

Patients wishing to be considered for Out of Area Registration will need to follow the usual process for registering as above.  If you are already a patient of Beversbrook Medical Centre, you will still need to register as an Out of Area Patient but you may not need to attend a registration appointment. 

 

More information can be found in the below Practice leaflet

Out of Area Registration - Information for Patients
Out of Area Registration Brochure.rtf
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