New Patient Registration
The Medical Centre is currently open for the registration of new patients. We are able to register new patients in the city of Ely and the surrounding area. This includes the following villages:
- Little Downham
- Little Thetford
- Queen Adelaide
- Wardy Hill
To see an up to date map of our catchment area (which includes a postcode search), please click here.
Please note, in order to fully register you we will need your NHS number. This can be obtained from your previous practice, or you can find it using the NHS online service by clicking here.
When you attend with your form to complete your registration, you will need to bring photo ID and proof of your current address such as a utility bill.
When you register with us, we will request details of your past medical problems so as to avoid delay whilst we wait for your records to reach us. Hand written records can take anything up to three months to arrive at the practice. Even in these days of coded computerised medical records, there is as yet no way of transferring the electronic record from practice to practice, which is particularly frustrating.
Register Before You Need Us
Many new patients only register with us when they have a medical problem. We strongly recommend that you register when you move into the Practice area. Often fit young professionals are rather proud of the fact that they still are registered with the family doctor where their parents live and regard it as a weakness to even consider that they might one day require an urgent appointment! It is much more sensible to plan, so that we can avail ourselves of your full medical record, ready for when we need it.
If you are on repeat medicines, we would like you to come and see one of the GPs so that they can be set up on our system. It maybe that your Dr can recommend some changes in light of new developments, or that the quantities need adjusting.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services