New Patients

Register as New Patient

We are happy to provide services to anyone living in Pontefract and the surrounding areas. The only real constraint is whether it would be reasonable for us to provide a home visit service to the area where you live. Clearly if you live at a considerable distance, this becomes extremely difficult, and we may reluctantly advise you to register with another practice closer to your home.

To register with us, you can either:

  • Call into the surgery for the appropriate forms
  • Click on the New Patient Registration Form link below. This will open up the necessary form for you to complete and submit.
  • Request us to send the form by post

We may ask for additional information or may ask you to come in for a new patient healthcheck to ensure any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact the Surgery for further information.

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Stuart Road Surgery is a singly storey building with level access throughout. 

There is a large public car park adjacent to the Surgery.