Use online Services
View surgery hours
See contact details
Register/change details
View NHS clinics/services
See GP timetable of
Travel Health Services
Travel Health Services

Registering as a patient


New Patients 

We regret that we have 'capped' our list  which means we may be unable to accept new patients as of 1st February 2019.


Please be advised that because we have reached in excess of 10,000 patients registered at Dolphins Practice our patient registrations are now capped with effect from Friday 1st February 2019.

 We regret as we have capped our list we may be unable to accept new patients. This decision has been taken in order for the practice to continue safely providing NHS services to our currently registered patients. 

Information on where to register at other surgeries in the area can be found on the NHS Choices website


Registering with The Dolphins Practice

Please ask reception for a registration pack, alternatively you may download our new patient registration pack here. This zipped file contains all the forms you need to register with us as a patient; fill the forms out and bring them in with you on your first visit to the practice together with proof of identity and residence, as stated below:

We ask that you provide us with your NHS Number.  You may also sign the form on behalf of your immediate family members. Please do not delay registration until you need to see a doctor urgently.

If you cannot download the zipped folder you can download the forms individually below:

Essential Registration Forms:

- Patient Registration Form (GMS1)
Adult Welcome Pack and Patient Questionnaire
- Child Welcome Pack and Patient Questionnaire
- Electronic Prescribing Service - Important Info
- Better Information Means Better Care - Information Leaflet

Other Optional Forms:

- Application Form for Online Services
- Consent to leave Telephone Messages and Emails
- Summary Care Opt-Out Form
- Alcohol Questionnaire
- Accessible Information Standard

As part of the registration process you will need to show us:

  • Proof of Identity: Passport or EU ID card, Photographic UK driving licence (updated address), UK birth certificate
  • Proof of address, (dated within the last 3 months): utility bill, rent book, bank statement, council tax bill

You will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire. If you can please:

  • Use our Blood Pressure Machine
  • Use our Weight / Height machine to check your Body Mass Index

Patients will be allocated a doctor upon registration, if you have a preference please tell us and the request will be considered but may not always be appropriate. Should you want to know who you are registered with please feel free to contact the practice on 01444 414767/ and we will be able to inform you.

Change of Name and/or Address

Please advise us of any change of name, address or telephone number at your earliest convenience to enable us to keep our records up to date and to contact you should the need arise. If you move out of the practice area, we may ask you to change to another practice nearer your new address. You can update your personal details by downloading our change of address form.

Please remember - we are unable to contact you if we do not have your up to date information.

Practice Boundary - Proposed Changes

The proposed changes to Practice Boundaries and the ability to register with a GP of choice, as announced in the press on 17th September 2009, have not been formally adopted and therefore the Practice Boundary remains the same. The proposed changes are suggested to be implemented within 12 months but have not been formalised. We will amend this page as appropriate.

More About Your NHS Number

Each NHS Number is a unique 10-digit number which is printed on your NHS medical card or will from now on be written on any communication you have had from the NHS.

Click here for more information on your NHS number.