Join The Practice

Within GP service challenges our list has remained and remains open to all who are resident in our catchment area. In order to support this and to provide a full range of contracted services we are unable to maintain registration of those who have moved outwith our Practice boundary (we will where appropriate always support transition of care). The link below may support those outwith our catchment area in registering with a Practice covering their home address. 


If you are living within our practice boundary and wish to register as a patient, you are required to complete a registration form which is available from reception or by clicking on this link.

Please bring completed form with Proof of Address and Photographic ID to reception desk at either Cove Bay or Kincorth.

Patients can register as a new patient at Cove Bay or Kincorth Medical Centre.  Once you are registered with the practice you can be seen at either site.

In addition, you will be invited to attend a registration appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants, allowing us to provide medical care in the interim period whilst your medical records are transferred from your previous practice.

If you move out of our practice area, you will need to register with a new practice as soon as you move. We can provide information about how to find a new practice.


Change of Personal Details

If you have moved address but are still within our area, you will need to complete the form below and hand it into the surgery, with proof address.

If you have changed your name/surname, you will need to complete the form below and hand it into the surgery, with proof of this change.

If you have moved outwith our practice boundaries you will be asked to register with a GP practice that covers your new home address.

Change of personal details form

Temporary Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 16 days. After 16 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

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: