New Patients

Our practice area covers St. George, Speedwell, Kingswood, Soundwell, Hanham, Crew’s Hole and parts of Fishponds, Mangotsfield, Redfield and Whitehall.

To register as a patient with Fireclay Health, you must live within our practice boundary 

Enter your postcode in our map tool to check your eligibility.  You can move map in any direction and zoom in/out as required.

Please read our Practice Leaflet (2 page pdf) 

All patients, including children, are allocated a named, accountable GP, referred to as your 'Usual GP' - you should be advised who this is when you register.  We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests to change Usual GP.

We require BOTH a Registration form AND a Medical Questionnaire to be completed in order to register you.

Simply click on the links below to complete each form and submit online, or use our print versions which can be emailed to fireclayhealth@nhs.net 

Note that by sending forms you will be transmitting information about yourself across the Internet - although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee of confidentiality can be offered.

On receipt the Admin team will process your registration - please allow two working days for this, then you will be able to make an appointment with us if needed. 

Print versions of forms are also available:

GMS1 Registration Form (2 page pdf)

ADULT (16+) Medical Questionnaire (3 page pdf)

CHILD (0-15) Medical Questionnaire (1 page pdf) 

Please register new babies with us as soon as possible after birth - please complete a Registration Form plus a Child Medical Questionnaire, to include first language child will be brought up with.

Organ & Blood Donation

Although the back of the GMS1 form includes options to register to be an organ and/or blood donor, this can no longer be acted on locally.

Organ donation in England has changed to an Opt-Out system - see www.organdonation.nhs.uk or telephone 0300 303 2094

To register to donate blood see www.blood.co.uk or telephone 0300 123 23 23

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment for 14 days.

After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient. Temporary registration lasts up to three months and allows you to be treated here and still remain a patient of your permanent GP practice.

We only register patients temporarily if absolutely necessary - many issues will be able to be dealt with over the phone with your permanent GP.

Once You Are Registered With the Practice

Please note:

We do not ask new patients to make an initial appointment for a general health check.

We encourage you to see your Usual GP where possible, particularly for on-going problems, so we can provide you with better continuity of care. If your Usual GP is fully booked, you can ask for an appointment with another Doctor or a Minor Illness Practitioner.

Please subscribe to our Patient Newsletters and consider becoming a member of our Patient Participation Group - you can easily sign up for this online and be as much or as little involved as you wish.

This practice is signed up to the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - if you have previously nominated a pharmacy which is no longer convenient for you to attend, please ensure you update your nomination by telling us or your new pharmacy.

Your details will be added to our computer system and your patient record will be kept electronically on our practice systems. We advise you read our information about Confidentiality and your Patient Record - this includes details about how to opt out of sharing your data if you have concerns on this matter.

 

Please ask at Reception if you would like to register for Online Services which will enable you to book appointments and request repeat medication online.  

If you were set up for online access with your previous GP practice this will not automatically transfer however once you request new registration information from us you should be able to use this to add our practice to your existing account, so you can use the same log-in details.

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: