Register as a New Patient
Our practice list is open, however due to the current Covid-19 situation, all Northern Ireland GP practices can only accept new registrations from new patients that live within our practice area, that are either new to the area, or have no GP. If you remain within the practice area of your previous GP, you cannot register at this time, and you will remain registered with your previous GP. This is primarily to make sure all available energies and resources are available for urgent care.
If you live within 4.5 miles (as the crow flies) of our practice you are welcome to register with us.
You can check your distance from our practice by clicking here.
If you live outside our practice area, we regret to inform that we are unable to register you with the practice; we invite you to check https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/gp-practices to see what facilities are closer to you, and better placed to meet your needs.
To register as an individual or for everyone in your household, you will need to complete registration forms.
How do I get my forms?
- You can visit the surgery to obtain forms, and complete it there and then.
- You can print one off at home and bring the completed form down to the surgery.
Please bring original copies of the supporting documentation required; this will be photocopied and returned to you.
Also, you need to fill in a HS200, or HSCR1 form, depending on your circumstances.
This form is required if you are wishing to move from another surgery in Northern Ireland.
You can collect one of these forms from reception, or print one off and complete it at home.
Please provide photographic ID and proof of address when you bring this into reception.
Download the form below:
This form should be completed by any new patient from outside Northern Ireland wishing to register at your practice to obtain free treatment.
- Persons who are registered with a GP Practice in England, Scotland or Wales and are moving to Northern Ireland to reside or to stay here as a visitor.
- Persons who have come to Northern Ireland from other EEA countries or overseas. This can be someone born here who moved away and has returned for a visit or to take up residence again, or someone who has never been in Northern Ireland before.
You can collect one of these forms from reception, or print one off below and complete it at home.
This form is available in a selection of other languages here: http://www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/1814.htm
Additional Documents Required
Please see list on Page 8 of HSCR1 registration form for documents that are required for you to register, please take the time to closely examine this; the below examples are not exhaustive.
- That you are lawfully in Northern Ireland (e.g. valid visa, EU or UK passport)
- That you are residing in Northern Ireland (e.g. proof of address such as a utility bill, or tenancy agreement)
- That you have a reason for being in Northern Ireland (eg. payslip, tax credit letter)
The above are required to assess entitlement to free NHS services in Northern Ireland.
We would ask that you pay very close attention to documentation required and answer all appropriate questions. Failure to do so may delay your registration.
New Patient Health Questionnaire
All new patients will also need to complete a new patient health questionnaire giving details of your important past medical history, medication you are on, allergies etc. We require proof of all medication you are already prescribed.
Our most common form of communication with our patients is via text messaging. We would ask that you please sign up to our text messaging service. This allows you to receive results, practice invitations & be kept up to date with relevant practice information via text message.
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
Bangor Health Centre provides access for disabled persons:
- All services are on ground floor level.
- Low rise reception desk available.
- Dr Reid's surgery has easy wheelchair access.
- An induction loop is available at reception for those who are hard of hearing.