New Patient Registration

You will be asked to complete a registration form and produce your medical card or alternative ID including proof of your address. The staff will provide you with a New Patient pack.

All new patients are invited to see the practice nurse or health care assistant for a simple health check. If you are not entitled to receive NHS services, the reception staff will be pleased to advise you about private general practice services available locally.

Please find below the Registration Forms

Online Access

If you are looking to get online access to your medical records then please follow these step:

  1. Complete our secure online form
  2. We will then give you log-in details (either via post, text or email) for basic access.
  3. You will then need to log-on and request full access to your medical records.
  4. This request will go to your doctor so that they can review the request.
  5. Once the request has been confirmed by your GP, you will have full access to your records.

Temporary Services

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 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.

 Further Information on Temporary Registration

Your Named GP

The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.

We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.

You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.

The NHS App

Hove Medical Centre would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.


NHS App image