Join the Practice
If you would like to register with the surgery, please check that you live in our catchment area below.
If you live outside this area then you will either need to register with a GP Surgery near you or re-register with us as an Out-of-area patient (see info below). Please note that certain conditions apply to Out-of-Area registrations.
If you live in our catchment area and would like to register either an adult or a child aged 12 or over please complete our registration form which can be completed here. If you use this form for a child aged under 12 it will not be processed.
You can either bring photo ID and proof of address to the practice or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are registering a patient aged under 12 please go to the surgery to complete a paper form. If the child is aged under 5 we will require the child's vaccination record. If you have any queries please get in touch with the practice by calling 01865 240501 or email email@example.com
Live within boundary area?
Out of Area Registrations Policy
GP practices are now able to register patients who live outside their usual NHS registration area if it is clinically appropriate. It is important to note that a number of important conditions apply to this new type of registration.
What are the benefits?
Out-of-Area registration may benefit you if you live outside of our registration area but work close to the Surgery or frequently visit the local area. You will then be able to see a health professional at a more convenient location for your everyday healthcare and prescriptions.
What are the drawbacks?
If you live outside of our usual registration area and choose to register with us as an Out-of Area patient, you will not be able to receive a home visit from the Surgery if you become unwell or immobile. You may also find that some maternity, district nursing and other community-based services are more difficult to access, as different NHS arrangements may apply where you live.
What happens if I become ill at home and can’t get to the Surgery?
If you need medical help or advice during opening hours you should first contact the Surgery in the usual way. If you can’t get to the Surgery, we may ask you to call NHS 111 who will put you in touch with the urgent care service covering the area where you live (you may then be offered an appointment with a healthcare professional close to your home or a home visit or ambulance where necessary).
For this reason, Out-of-Area registration is generally advised if you are usually healthy and mobile and have reliable access to a friend or relative who can bring you to the Surgery if you become unwell. If you are frail or have complex health needs, you are advised to register with a GP in the area where you live.
Applying for Out-of-Area registration
Accepting an Out-of-Area registration request is discretionary and your request may be declined by the Surgery if it is not considered to be in your best interests, clinically appropriate or practical. Each request is decided on a case-by-case basis.
To make this decision we may:
- Ask you (and the Surgery you are currently registered with) some questions about your health and care needs
- Ask you some practical questions about your means of transport to the Surgery (for example, how often you visit the city and how you would get here if you became ill)
We will not refuse a request unfairly and welcome applications from patients of all backgrounds, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation and culture.
If your registration request is accepted, you will be able to receive the full range of NHS services provided at the Surgery. We may review your registration periodically to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP Surgery closer to your home.
Special note for children under 5 years old
We very strongly advise parents of children age under 5 to register with a GP practice whose catchment covers their home address. We are of the opinion this is much safer for children. It allows easier access to local GP services, midwife team, other children’s services and the local health visitor team, who all work closely together and can provide information about local resources for children and families as well as support.
New registrations of families. We do not accept new registrations of out of area children age under 5 years old. The only exception to this is if both parents/guardians (or the solo parent/guardian in single parent families) are students at Oxford University colleges linked to the practice. In this situation we would consider registering an out of area child only after discussion with the safeguarding lead or her deputy. Criteria that will be taken into account in this decision include the distance the child lives from the practice, the ease which with they could be brought to the practice when unwell, medical conditions they have and the likely need for community services.
Registered under 5s who move out of the practice area and children born or adopted to currently registered adults living outside the practice area. These families are strongly encouraged to register with a GP practice whose catchment covers their home address. Exceptionally, if they remain within OX1-4 postcodes, and there are clinical benefits to patients remaining with 19 Beaumont Street Surgery, families can re-register as out of area patients. Each application will be reviewed by the practice and the surgery must be satisfied it is clinically safe and appropriate. The practice must be assured the parents/guardians will be able to bring the child to the practice in a timely fashion if the child is unwell. Parents must understand we cannot arrange home visits. Outside OX1-4 is considered too far away to be clinically safe. Taking into account the above information, families wishing to be considered for out of area registration need to complete the declaration which is part of the form.
For further information visit the NHS Choices website
To make an Out-of-Area registration application complete our form
Every patient registered with 19 Beaumont Street Surgery has been allocated a named doctor to oversee their care. This doctor is known as the ‘named accountable GP’.
If you wish to find out your named GP, please contact the surgery or ask at your next appointment. Our doctors and nurses work as a team and, as your named GP will not be available at all times, you are welcome to continue to consult with an alternative doctor or nurse, particularly if your problem is urgent.
If you would prefer a particular doctor to be your named GP, please let us know.
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.
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