Bedworth Health CentreThe Health Centre,High Street,Bedworth, CV12 8NQTel: 024 76315432
The practice is currently accepting new patients.
If you wish to register with the practice, please firstly check the map on the ‘Practice Boundary’ page under the ‘New Patients’ tab at the top of this page, to ensure that you live within our catchment area. If you live within our catchment area, please make an appointment for a ‘New Patient Medical’. This is a 20 minute appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants. The purpose of this appointment is to allow us to understand your past medical history to allow all our healthcare professionals to provide you with the best possible care, as it can take a long time for your medical records to arrive from your previous surgery. This is not a process administered by ourselves but by NHS England, we have no control over how long it takes for your medical records to arrive. If you live outside of the catchment area, please consult the Out of Area Patients page for more information as to wther we can accept you as a patient. call the surgery to see whether the GP surgery Partners are willing to accept you as a patient. They may be willing to accept you but with the understanding that Home Visits will not be made for any reason (this will be explained to you at the time of your New Patient Medical). Patient registrations are entirely at the discretion of the Partners – Bedworth Health Centre reserves the right to reject new patient registrations but cannot refuse to accept you without reasonable grounds for doing so. More information for patients who live outside of our catchment area, but wish to register as a patient, can be accessed through the 'Out-of-Area Patients' page.
All patients registering for the surgery must complete a ‘GMS1’ form and, ideally, provide both photo ID and a proof of address*. The GMS1 is a standard NHS form known as the ‘Family doctor services registration’ form. You can complete this in advance of your appointment here^. Please only complete this form once you are sure that you are eligible to register for the practice (i.e. you live within the catchment area or have confirmed that the practice will accept you, if you live outside the catchment area). On arrival for your appointment, please let the Receptionist know if you have completed this form online, to save you having to complete it again. The Receptionist will print the form and either ask you to hand it to the Healthcare Assistant or will give it to the Healthcare Assistant on your behalf. You will be required to sign this form to confirm the details you have provided are correct. We request you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment. This is to allow you enough time to complete practice specific paperwork prior to your appointment – we are endeavouring to publish this form on our website to allow you to complete it in advance of your appointment.
^Please note that by sending this form you will be transmitting information about yourself across the Internet. Although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
*We can accept the following ORIGINAL documents as a proof of address:- Bank Statement / Credit Card Statement / Utility Bill (Gas / Electric / Water / Landline Telephone**) – these must be dated within the last three months for them to be acceptable.
- Mortgage Statement / Council Tax Statement / Official correspondence from HMRC – these must be dated within the last 12 months for them to be acceptable.
- Photocard driving license (please be aware that if you are registering for GP Online Services, we can only accept a photocard driving license as a photographic ID OR proof of address, NOT both - you would need to provide either an additional photographic ID or an additional proof of address for us to complete your GP Online Services registration)
**Please note we are unable to accept Mobile Phone bills as a proof of address. Similarly we are unable to accept broadband / television subscription (e.g. Sky / BT / Virgin Media) bills.
The Practice covers Bedworth and the surrounding areas. The below image, taken from Google Maps, shows the practice’s catchment area. If you follow the link at the bottom of this page, you will be able to zoom in and out and move around the map, to see whether or not you live within the practice’s catchment area. If you live or are moving outside of the practice’s catchment area, please consult the 'Out of Area Patients' page for more information.
For more information about registering as a patient, please see the ‘New Patient Registration’ page under the ‘New Patients’ tab at the top of the page.
Link to Practice Catchment Area Map on Google Maps
For people whose first language is not English, and who are not familiar with how the UK health system (the National Health Service (NHS)) works (such as individuals seeking asylum who are newly arrived to the UK), some fact sheets have been produced by the NHS / the Department of Health (DoH). These explain a little bit more about what the NHS is, explain procedures such as what a General Practitioner (GP (a Doctor)) is and their function as gatekeepers to the health service in general, how to register with a GP and how to access emergency services. These fact sheets are available in the below languages. These can be accessed through the DoH archives by clicking on the name of the language you require.
Special care has been taken to ensure that the information within these leaflets is given in clear language – the content and style has been extensively tested with user groups.
If you’re away from home and have an urgent medical problem that a GP could deal with, rather than going to A&E, Bedworth Health Centre may be able to provide emergency treatment for up to 14 days*. If you are in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than three months, and wish to do so, you can registered as a ‘Temporary Resident’*. If you are going to be in the area and wish to be seen for a longer period of three months or more, then you will need to register as a permanent patient, details of which can be found on our New Patient Registration page. Temporary residents still remain registered to their permanent GP but any details of treatment which the temporary GP provides will be sent to their permanent GP to add to their medical records.
When registering as a temporary resident, it is useful to have details of your current and past medical conditions and medications, information on any allergies you may have, contact details for your permanent GP and your NHS number. You will also need to complete a form which can be either be obtained from Reception on arrival for your appointment or you can print the form and complete it in advance and bring it to Reception prior to the time of your appointment. The form can be accessed via this link. However, please be aware that completion of this form does not guarantee you an appointment. Please either telephone the surgery, or come in person and speak to one of our Receptionists so that we can see whether or not we can accomodate you for an appointment.
This page on the NHS website provides more information of how you can access GP services when you are away from home.
*PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT a walk-in centre and this service is not for patients who live locally who cannot make an appointment for their own GP. This service is aimed at helping patients who need to be seen urgently either on the same day as a one off, or on a regular basis whilst they are away from home (for example, because they are away on holiday). Patients not registered with Bedworth Health Centre, but who have an alternative GP in Bedworth, who require urgent treatment will be required to approach their permanent practice and request to be seen as an emergency patient.
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