Join the Practice

A warm welcome from Bridport Medical Centre

To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.



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 and 4pm where possible.

GMS1 Registration Form

New Patient Questionnaire

New Patient Questionnaire - Under 16

Accessibility and Communications Form

Data Sharing Form


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 licence as both photographic ID and proof of address.  Acceptable documents can be:
  • photo ID: passport or photo driving licence
  • proof of address: bank or other financial statements, but not bills

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

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 receptionist when you are next in the surgery.


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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 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:

england English Urdu Urdu
albania Albanian india Hindi
egypt Arabic lithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarian poland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese) portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin) spain Spanish
russia Russian French French
Turkish Turkish Punjabi Punjabi
Gujerati Gujerati Somali Somali
Croatian Croatian Bengali Bengali
Iran Farsi