Messaging for GP practices for patients trying to re-register with another Gosport practice
We are very sorry but we are currently unable to accept applications from patients to register with us unless you are new to the area and you are not currently registered with another practice in Gosport. This is to help us help you over the winter when GPs are at their busiest.
All practices in Gosport offer patient online services, including eConsult. Therefore where patients are struggling to get an appointment; we would encourage the use of these other avenues. Practices are also offering a range of appointment times for routine (pre-booked) and same-day appointments, in the evenings and at weekends.
A temporary suspension is however being introduced for patients moving from one practice to another in Gosport to help GP practices stabilise after more than 2,100 patients in the town have transferred between practices which has affected a few of the practices with higher numbers of new registrations than usual.
It will remain in place until March 31, 2019 and practices will not be in a position to hold a waiting list of patients wishing to register to help prevent a similar situation arising again in April.
Two of the eight Gosport practices have already had to temporarily close their lists because they are struggling to cope with the increase in numbers, which also has a further knock-on effect on the practices near to them.
Other practices have raised concerns with the CCG that their services could become unsafe if they have to take on more patients, at a time when the town is already facing major problems of GP recruitment and retention and during the busy winter months.
The CCG and local practices are committed to providing safe, high quality services to those living in Gosport and are asking for your help over the winter period to ensure everyone gets the right care at the right time. For further details on our online services please visit the other pages on our website.
Patients living within the practice area are welcome to register and our reception staff can confirm your eligibility from your postcode. In this respect please bring along proof of address such as a recent utility bill.
All new patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Registration Forms Downloads:
You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) and a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
At the same time as returning the completed forms to the practice you must bring ID showing proof of address (ie utility bill, bank statement) AND photo ID (ie driving licence, passport, citizens card) . Please note that you will not be able to book an appointment until both forms have been signed by you.
GMS1 Registration Form
New patient registration (adult)
New patient registration (child)
New patient registration (adult large format)
New patient registration (child large format)
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.
Click here to download the temporary registration form.