Castlehead Medical Centre

Ambleside Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DB

New Patients

New Patient Registration

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.

To register as a patient ask at reception for details. Newly registered patients will be invited for a consultation within 6 months of registering.

If you wish to choose to see a particular doctor for some or all medical conditions please let the receptionist know and she will note this in your medical records. We will always try to ensure that this is possible, but there may be occasions when it is not.

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.

To register with Castlehead Medical Centre you will need to call in and pick up an NHS family doctor services registration form. As it takes a while for your medical records to transfer to our practice, we also ask you to fill out a new patient health questionnaire. We will also provide you with a practice information pack together with information on patient online access and your shared medical records. You will need to complete the registration forms for each member of your household.

Alternatively, you can download the forms below:

To download Its Your Practice, A Patients Guide to GP Services booklet. Please Click Here

NHS Family Doctor Services Registration Form

Please click HERE to download the GMS1 Family Doctor Services Registration Form

Please click HERE to download the pre-registration form and New Patient Health Questionnaire for Adults over 16.

Please click HERE to download the pre-registration form and New Patient Health Questionnaire for Children under 16.

Please click HERE to download the pre-registration Physical Activity Questionnaire.

Patient Online

Local Shared Records Information Leaflet

Patient Online Information Leaflet

Patient Online Application Form

Once you have completed the forms, bring them in to reception so that we can register you, and where appropriate, send for your old records. When you attend with your registration forms, you MUST bring proof of identity with you – one photo ID and one proof of address.

Every patient registering with the practice will have the opportunity of a new patient consultation. The appointment gives you the chance to meet us, have your health checked, and bring to light any ongoing medical problems or important past medical history, including continuing your medication. Your appointment may be with your doctor, a practice nurse or health care assistant.

Temporary Registration

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 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.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form