This practice currently accepts registrations from the following areas:- Watton Town, Griston, Thompson, Ovington, Little Cressingham, Cressingham Arms, Saham Toney, Carbrooke (not Carbrooke Village), Saham Hills, Threxton and Merton.
To register with this practice, please come into the surgery to complete a short form. One form is required for each member of your family. You will be registered with the practice but may state which doctor you prefer to liaise with. You will be able to book telephone consultations with this doctor on request provided the doctor has appointments available, otherwise you may choose to see a different doctor. Please also indicate which pharmacy you prefer to use.
If you would prefer to print your registration documents directly and complete them to bring into the surgery, please click on the 'New Patient Registration Forms' tab button above.
As part of the registration process you will be asked to bring in photographic identification and address documents from the list suggested below:-
Photographic ID documents
Proof of address documents
Bank /Credit card statement
Rent or tenancy agreement
This list is in order of preferred documents but other document types that are not listed may also be acceptable.
Unfortunately we have had to close our practice list for new patients who are geographically covered by another medical practice.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE REGISTERING
In order to protect the interests of our patients we would like you to read this note regarding the holding of medical and personal information. Please read it before you register as accepting this information is implicit in registering with our practice.
Information held at the surgery is, in general, a person’s medical history. Certain necessary personal details are also kept in order that we can contact patients and correspond with them when necessary. We make every effort to ensure this information is always accurate and updated. Please ensure that you let us know any address or telephone number changes as soon as possible. Information about a patient’s occupation may be held if it becomes medically relevant.
Information may be kept both on the patient’s computer record or/and in hard copy.
The medical information held about a patient may be passed to other clinicians such as hospital consultants, other doctors, other clinics, midwifes, health visitors or nurses including the community nurses, where it is felt necessary to ensure good medical care. Your records may, when absolutely necessary, be seen by reception and administration staff within the surgery. All staff, whether clinical or administrative, are bound to maintain strict confidentiality.
When a report is requested from an insurance company or mortgage company, the doctors will only send a report with the patient’s consent. There will always be a charge for this service as it is non NHS work. This report may be seen by the patient, and it may be held before it is sent to enable the patient to see it. A patient must indicate clearly when they give consent, if they wish to see a report before it is sent away. These reports are then held in the surgery for six months before being shredded.
If a solicitor requests a patient to consent to the copying of all their medical records, we will write to the patient to query this. Patients must be aware that sometimes this information is shown to third parties, and may be used in court.
We may use your mobile phone number for sending reminder or information texts to you. If this is not acceptable please tell a memebr of staff.
Patients may access their medical records for a particular reason. The request must be made in writing and the practice has to respond within forty days. A charge may be made to see the notes. It is unusual for people to see their medical records, and it is a good idea to first telephone the practice manager to discuss the matter. The appropriate GP must agree a patient can see their records, and may exclude any part of that record felt not to be in the patient’s best interest to see. Patients may not see information given by a third party.
No one has the right to be told the medical history of another person, except the parents of very young children. We are unable to confirm whether a patient is registered at the practice or divulge information about adult relatives.
We share your medical records with other services treating you. For full details, please see our patient leaflet on our website www.wattonmedicalpractice.co.uk. If you do not have access to the internet, please request a leaflet from reception.
Care Information Choices is an NHS England initiative to combine your data with existing hospital records in the HSCIC database to provide a picture of the care being delivered between different parts of the healthcare system and to identify areas where more work or investment might be needed. If you wish to opt out of this, please speak to reception. A leaflet is attached for your information.