New Patients

Register as a New Patient

We have an open list and welcome anyone living in our practice area. 

To apply to join the practice you will need to complete a GMS1 form and a health questionnaire.

Separate forms are required for each person. These forms will normally be given to you by reception when you book your joining medical. Alternatively, the forms can be downloaded below and returned when you have your medical.

Should you have any difficult completing the forms, for whatever reason, please let us know and we will happily arrange for someone to assist you.

Patients over the age of 16 years will be required to have a medical before joining the practice. This is normally with the nurse. Patients under 16 years may be required to have a medical, depending on whether they have any health problems.


Whilst you will not be admitted on to the practice list until you have had your joining medical, you may still make appointments for advice and treatment before then.

This will be on a temporary resident basis and you may be required to complete a separate form.  

We reserve the right to refuse patients admission on to the practice list if we feel that we are not the practice that will best meet their health care needs.

This rarely occurs and we will normally explain the reasons why and suggest alternative practices.  

We will not discriminate on the basis of any existing health problems and your attention is drawn to our discrimination policy.


Temporary Patient 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 14 days. After 14 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.

Practice Area

The practice area covers the following:

  • Dunston
  • Whickham
  • Swalwell
  • Lobley Hill
  • Teams (up to Bensham Bank and the Redheugh Bridge)
  • Some parts of Bensham

If you move locally, or change any of your details, please inform reception. It is also very helpful to have an up to date telephone number.

If you move out of the practice area, you will need to re-register with another practice within your new area. 

Boundary Map

Named GP


All our patients are registered with one of the partners once accepted by the practice. This is an NHS requirement and when you recieve your updated medical card, this is the name that will be on it. 


However, we have very experienced salaried GPs in the practice. For this reason, every patient is allocated a 'named' GP. We work as a team so normally it does not matter who you see. If you have a long term condition, your named GP may change.


You may also request a change to your named GP if you see someone more regularly, though changes will be at the discretion of the practice. Your named GP is written on any prescriptions you receive; you can also find out who your named GP is by enquiring at reception.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The patient area of Glenpark Medical Practice is one level, without any steps or stairs to access any areas. We have 2 examination couches that have adjustable heights. There is one officially designated disabled toilet, but 3 of the 4 patient toilets in the patient area are sufficiently large that will accommodate a wheelchair. Unfortunately, we do not have a hoist in the premises.

Our patient corridors are wide enough to allow 2 wheelchair users to pass easily. The doors are wide enough to accept a wheelchair or small accessibility scooter.

Guide dogs are welcome.

The administrative areas, which are not normally open to patients, are accessible with a lift. There is an accessible toilet in the administrative area, along with shower / wet room.

We will try to support additional needs to access our services wherever possible. Where a specific need is not possible, we can usually find a way to help you access our services - please just speak to one of our reception staff, or our management team.