New Patient Registration


We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance disability or medical condition, but we can refuse to accept patients if they are violent and abusive, live outside the practice area or if the practice list is officially closed.

How to Register


Lonsdale Medical Centre are currently managing their patient list size via an informal list closure.

This means that we will only be accepting new registrations from children/family members of existing patients living at the same address and registrations allocated to us via NHS allocations. 

Check you live within the boundary area

Before filling out a registration form, check you are in our catchment area.

If you have any questions about your eligibilty join this surgery please contact us.


Complete a New Patient Registration Form

If you are within our boundary and would like to join Lonsdale Medical Centre please could you request a registration form from reception

You will have to visit the surgery to show proof of identity (driving licence/passport) and address (utility bill/rental agreement/bank statement).

If you are visiting the UK on a working visa, reception staff will need to see this. Registration documents need to be completed for each family member; children under the age of 13yrs have different forms.

Please do not be offended if reception staff are unable to complete your registration due to insufficient documentation.

Once registered you will be able to make appointments – please allow at least one week.

Appointments and prescriptions can be requested on line. Once registered, relevant passwords can be printed out – please ask at reception.

When you register, it's helpful to have your NHS number. You can use the NHS website to find your NHS number.

If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at your medical record online. If you are interested in having online access you will need to complete the application form for online access form 

Emergency & Immediately Necessary Treatment

GPs will provide all emergency and immediately necessary medical treatment regardless of your residence or visitor status.

Temporary Services

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 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.

Further Information on Temporary Registration

Your Named GP

All Patients registered with the surgery will have been allocated a named accountable GP who will be responsible for your overall care. However, you can book appointments with any of the GPs at the surgery. If you have a preference to which GP you are allocated, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your requests. If you wish to know which GP has been allocated to you, please ask reception at your next visit.

Use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Find out more and download the app

Visit the NHS website to learn more