Register as New Patient
If you wish to register as a patient, you can print off the forms below and hand them into reception. Alternatively, pop into the surgery and the receptionist will give you the forms to fill in.
We ask for some form of photo identification when registering so please bring this along with you.
Yelverton Surgery covers a large rural area extending from the north of Plymouth across to Dartmeet and Hexworthy in the east and Grenofen to the west. We have a branch surgery at Princetown which is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08:30 and 09:40.
Opposite is a rough map of our practice area. Click on the image for a larger version. If you are near the boundary please contact the practice for further information on registration.
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.
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
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).
Your NHS Number
Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own NHS Number. It is the only national unique patient identifier, used to help healthcare staff and service providers match you to your health records. It is an important step towards providing you with safer patient care.
Each NHS number is a unique 10-digit number. The old style of NHS Numbers had a mixture of letters and numbers and was replaced with new style of NHS numbers in 1996.
You do not need to know your NHS Number to receive NHS care, however if you do know your NHS Number it can help the person treating you to find your medical records more quickly and share them more safely with other health care professionals.
The NHS number is becoming more important as systems such as ‘Choose and Book’ use them to identify patients accurately.
At Yelverton Surgery, we already use NHS number on all letters to the hospital and have now started adding them to letters we send out to patients so that you can make a note of your NHS number.
There are a number of ways you can obtain your NHS number from the surgery;
- Come into the surgery in person and request your NHS number. We will need to see some I.D to make sure we are giving the NHS Number to the correct person. The receptionist will then write down your NHS Number for you to take away.
- Ring in for your NHS Number. We will need to ask you a few questions to verify we are talking to you.
- You can also request your NHS number via our website by using the patient request form; we cannot email you your NHS number for security reasons but we can post it to you, ring you at home or arrange for it to be collected from the surgery at your convenience. Please state on the patient request form which option would be best for you.