New Patient Registration
If you are a new patient wishing to register you will need to collect a registration pack from reception. If you need to see the doctor this will be arranged.
Please bring photo identification as proof of who you are (for example passport or driving licence). If you do not have photo identification a paper driving licence or utility bill will do. We will also require the name & address of your previous doctor, and (if known) your ten digit NHS number.
If you subsequently change your name, address or telephone number please let us know in writing immediately or by a form available from reception.
If you are currently taking any prescription medication it also helps to bring in your last repeat slip or medication boxes, as the information from your previous surgery may take a while to arrive.
The Surgery serves North Walsham and surrounding villages within a five mile radius, please see the map below for more information.
The shaded area symbolises the Surgery boundary area for new patient registrations. If you live outside of this area and still wish to register at Paston Surgery please refer to the ‘Out Of Area’ registration information.
If you require further information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the surgery and ask to speak to a member of our registrations team.
By phone: 01692 403015
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of Area Patients / Registration
Can I register at Paston if I live outside of the Surgery boundary?
Yes. Patients whose home addresses are outside of the Surgery’s normal boundary area can still register at the surgery as an ‘out of area’ registered patient.
How do I register as an ‘out of area’ registered patient?
As an ‘out of area’ registered patient you are still required to complete the registration pack, which you can collect from the Surgery Reception. Once registered, you will still be offered a new patient appointment with a Doctor where clinically appropriate.
What is the difference between a fully registered patient and an ‘out of area’ registered patient?
The only difference is we are unable to provide home visits to ‘out of area’ registered patients. In cases where these are deemed clinically appropriate this service will be provided by an alternative provider, suggested by the NHS East Anglia Area Team who will be responsible for ensuring you receive the care you require.
Please note: your acceptance at the surgery is subject to the doctor checking your patient questionnaire and that it is clinically appropriate for your registration to continue and there being adequate cover from a local surgery who has opted in to cover other surgeries for home visits if required.
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