New Patient Registration
The Pinn Medical Centre is happy to register new patients that are within our catchment area. If you are already a patient and are about to move to a new address please let the reception team know. They can decide whether or not you are still within our catchment area. If you are not, and you would like to stay with the practice, please let us know. All cases will be dealt with on an individual basis, by the practice manager and your named doctor.
Alternatively registration forms are available from reception along with details of registration times and the documents you are required to provide. You will be allocated a named doctor upon registration, but you are welcome to see any doctor within the surgery.
When you register with the practice you may be asked to provide some form of identification, and the details of your previous GP surgery. It helps us to help you if you can try to see the same doctor for the same problem. We understand that this may not always be possible, but it can help to ensure continuity of care.
Your Named GP
Over the past two years the Government has been introducing named GPs for patients; this was introduced first for vulnerable patients and then last year for all patients over the age of 75. This year the government has extended this to all patients having a named GP.
The named accountable GP will take lead responsibility for their patient and work with the relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi –disciplinary care package that meets the need of the patient. However a named GP will only get involved in your care if you have a spell of acute care that requires co-ordination between different agencies. This typically follows a time in hospital when a patient may need greater support.
Of course no doctor provides clinics all day, every day but we do have a range of GP’s providing routine and emergency appointments seven days a week.
Any patient registering with the Pinn Medical Centre is now allocated a named GP and those patients that have been with the practice for many years will have a named GP based on the doctor you most frequently see. Many patients have not seen a GP in the last few years and those have been allocated a doctor.
There will be no change in the service; patients will be able to see any doctor in the surgery. If you need to be seen today then a doctor will see you but we can’t say which doctor and you may well have to wait for a while.
If you wish to know who your named GP is then please ask at reception. If you have a preference for a specific GP then we will do what we can to accommodate your request but please note that the Partners are not taking any more patients onto their lists at present. Our GP's work in clinical teams so if your GP is away then you can always ask to see one of the other GP's in their team.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services