Temporary suspension for registering new patients
We are very sorry but we are currently unable to accept or register new patients unless you meet the criteria below.
A temporary three-month suspension is being introduced across seven local GP Practices from October 1, 2021, until December 31, 2021, for patients moving from one practice to another in this area.
Apart from our own Practice, the other six Practices involved are:
- Bosmere Medical Practice, Havant
- The Denmead Practice
- Homewell Practice
- Park Lane Medical Centre, Havant
- Staunton Surgery, Havant
- The Village Practice, Cowplain
This temporary suspension means that we are unable to accept applications from patients to register with us unless you are:
- new to the area and you are not currently registered with another Practice in the Havant, Waterlooville, Cowplain or Denmead area
- an existing patient who wants to register a new baby
- have experienced a breakdown in the relationship with your existing Practice
- have moved house and are now with our Practice boundary.
Our area is already facing problems of GP recruitment and retention, and this move is to help us at a time when our GPs are under extreme pressure with much increased workloads and in response to an unusually high number of movements of patients between neighbouring Practices.
This temporary suspension has been approved by our commissioners – the NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – after 2,319 patients transferred between local Practices in the 13-month period from June 2020 to the end of June 2021.
This large patient movement has caused considerable further pressure on the need for GP appointments (as all new patients are invited for an appointment and medical checks) as well as all the associated administration work, including the transfer of patient files.
During this temporary suspension, Practices will not be in a position to hold a waiting list of patients wishing to register to help prevent a similar situation arising again.
All local Practices offer patient online services, such as eConsult and KLINIK. If patients are finding it difficult to get an appointment; we would encourage the use of these other services. Practices are also offering a range of appointment times for routine (pre-booked) and same-day appointments, in the evenings and at weekends.
The CCG and all the Practices believe that this temporary suspension is the best way to ensure our continued stability.
We would ask patients to please bear with us at this time and understand that the recent shift in patient numbers means that a practice which, a few months ago, could potentially offer a faster appointment than elsewhere may now not be able to do so. Thank you.
For further details on our online services, please visit our online services page
For more details and FAQs please read the full article here. Or you can download the letters and FAQs below.
Download letter and FAQs
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New patients must live within our practice area and meet the criteria above.
We are no longer accepting paper registration forms. This can now be completed electronically from the web site.
Please complete the TWO forms linked in the boxes below.
Once your application has been accepted, we will assign you a doctor and then do the rest for you.
Please complete the registration form linked below.