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If you wish to register with the Practice, please check first that you live within our catchment area by using the interactive map and postcode checker opposite.
Important Information regarding General Practice in Newquay and Temporary List Suspension
Dr Charles Stephens, GP Partner at Narrowcliff Surgery, and Dr Rutesh Patel, GP Partner at Newquay Health Centre, said: “Our GP practices have nearly reached the maximum number of patients we can safely and effectively provide services for, with the workforce and estates resources available to us.
“We are therefore planning a temporary suspension of new patient registrations for the foreseeable future from 1 July, 2023, apart from eligible groups.
“By giving advance notice of our intentions, any current residents who are not registered, but who might want to, have a reasonable timeframe to do so.
“Our existing services and appointments continue to run as normal for our patients – it’s business as usual.
You can find a document answering any questions you may have here:
If you are new to the area, or have been living here and have not registered with a GP practice, the first step is to use the online NHS ‘Find a GP’ service. Enter your postcode and press Search. If a neighbouring surgery shows as accepting new patients, you should contact them to register.
If you live in a location that is served only by our Newquay practices, you will need to contact NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly integrated care board (ICB):
Summary Care Records (SCR)
All patients registered with a GP have a Summary Care Record, unless they have chosen not to have one. The information held in your Summary Care Record gives health and care professionals, away from your usual GP practice, access to information to provide you with safer care, reduce the risk of prescribing errors and improve your patient experience.
Your Summary Care Record contains basic information about allergies and medications and any reactions that you have had to medication in the past.
For more information click here
For access to Online Services registration where you can order repeat prescriptions, please click here.
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 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 register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Non English Speakers
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: