Registering With a Doctor

Register with a family doctor and make sure you and your family get access to medical advice and treatment.

Everybody has a right to be registered with a doctor.
If the surgery accepts you as a patient you may go to your new doctor for treatment immediately.
GP's do not have to accept new patients. If a practice cannot assist you as a patient and you need EMERGENCY treatment, this will be provided.

New Patient Registration

We are happy to accept any new patients who live within our practice area. Please see map below for our catchment area.

Practice Boundary Map

Patients wishing to register with the practice will need to complete the required forms, questionnaire and provide photographic proof of identity before we can complete your registration with the practice.

For details of how to register click on the 'How To Register' tab above.

Temporary Patient Registration

We are happy to accept temporary patient registrations if you are living in the area temporarily for up to 3 months or on holiday and fall ill, requiring medical treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

When you leave the area your clinical notes will be sent on to your own family doctor to be put in your medical record.

If you are on holiday in the area, you can register as a temporary resident and be treated by a doctor.
For details of how to register click on the 'How To Register' tab above.

Having difficulty finding a doctor that will register you?

Everyone resident within the UK for more than 3 months is entitled to be registered with an NHS doctor.

Most people do not have a problem registering (a full list of all North Yorkshire doctors can be found at However on occasions people will experience difficulties being accepted at a practice.

If you are having difficulties, you can write to:

Primary Care Support England
P O Box 350

requesting formal allocation, although ideally you need to try at least 2 to 3 practices before you contact them.

If you are still having problems then you, or a 3rd party on your behalf, should write to the above address stating the names and addresses of the doctors you have tried.

They will also need details about you (your full name, date of birth, address and NHS number if you have it.)

You will then be allocated a doctor as soon as possible, and NYFHS will write to you confirming this.

You will not have a choice as to the doctor that you are allocated, as this is administered on a strict rotational basis.

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 

For details of Practice Performance and patient reviews of practice services please click on the link below, which will direct you to the NHS Choices website.

Accountable/Named GP For All Patients

The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP (identified as your usual GP on your medical records).

Please note there is no need to telephone the practice, it is for information only. You can find details of your named GP on the home page of your Systmonline account alternatively, please feel free to ask the reception staff when you next visit the Surgery who your named doctor is.

Our named Accountable GP's at the practice are:- Dr D Ganesh, Dr E Goldstein, Dr S Greenwood, Dr M D Hammatt, Dr A K Handley, Dr S K I Hay,  Dr K Hunter,  Dr E L Maw, Dr S Peachey, Dr J K Shacklock & Dr C J Wright

Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable effort to accommodate this request.

Having a Named Accountable GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice.


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