New Patient Registration
If you live within our practice area you can register by bringing along your NHS medical card, completed and signed, to the surgery. If you have lost your card, an alternative form (GMS1) can be used. Please also complete the New Patient Questionnaire, Data Sharing and Accessibility forms.
Registration forms are available from reception or can be downloaded as PDF files - see below. Please complete all forms and bring in or post to Bridport Medical Centre. Please note that if you are returning your forms in person please do so between 10am-4pm where possible.
Registration Form (GMS1) signature required.
New Patient Questionnaire
New Patient Questionnaire - Under 16
Accessibility and Communications Form
Data Sharing Form
Please ensure we have a contact telephone number.
Proof of Identity
At the time of registering, please supply proof of identity and of current address. PLEASE NOTE: These should be separate documents, for example we cannot accept a driving license as both photographic ID and proof of address. Acceptable documents can be - Photo ID: passports or photo driving licence, Proof of Address: bank or other financial statements, but not bills.
Communicating With Our Patients
At Bridport Medical Centre we are keen to ensure that we communicate well with our patients. We want to be sure that you can easily understand and read the information we send you.
If you find it difficult to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.
Examples of how we can help:
- Do you require information in braille, large print or easy read?
- Do you require a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate?
If you have any communication preferences, please let a member of the Reception Team know so we can update your records and make sure that we comply with your request.
New Patient Check
Newly registered patients are invited to arrange a consultation with a healthcare professional - this is an opportunity for us to obtain important background medical history prior to your medical notes arriving. When you come for your medical please bring along a small specimen of urine (for checking).
We do need to have your details logged onto our computer system before you are seen for an appointment.
Your named GP - see tab at top of page
Summary Care Record
You can choose to have a Summary Care Record (this will happen automatically when you register) or you can choose to not have a Summary Care Record (You will need to let the practice know by filling out and returning the opt out form)
Find out more About Records and Sharing Your Medical Information
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services