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.
Please visit the primary care catchment area postcode checker here.
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
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.
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 receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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: