We are accepting new patients within the NE31 and NE32 area!
New Patient Registration
If you live within our practice area, (NE31 or NE32), you can register with Albert Road Surgery. Contact us on 0191 3009659 and our reception staff will book an appointment for you and guide you through the registration process.
Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so please provide proof by way of a recent utility bill along with one form of photographic ID. This is not a legal requirement, but is preferred by the practice.
All new patients are offered a health check with our Health Care Assistant (HCA) or Nurse Associate. This is to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication which you may be taking.
- Registration with the practice will commence when you attend your appointment with our HCA – (completion of a GMS1 form does not mean you are registered at the practice)
- When you come to see our HCA you must remember to bring along your completed GMS1 form and two forms of eligibility (as mentioned above)
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. This tends to be used for patients moving to another location temporarily such as respite, students home from university for half term, or waiting for permanent residence to be confirmed.
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 however register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Immediately Necessary (Emergency) Treatment
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.
Other useful links and information:
- Digital GP Access Card
- homeless patients
- Moving to England from EU countries or Norway
- Moving to England from outside the European Economic Area
- new patient questionnaire