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Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
As part of a national programme, from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them.
Lakeside Healthcare Stamford operate personal GP lists and you as a patient will be informed of your named GP at the point of registration and the site at which they are normally based.
Your named GP will have overall responsibility for your care but it does not prevent or restrict you from seeing any other GP or nurse in the Practice.
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment
How to register
Alternatively ask at Reception for the necessary registration forms to be completed. Proof of identity and residency are required. From that point you will be able to make an appointment to be seen by a Doctor or a Nurse and your notes will be requested from your previous GP.
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.
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are available at both of our sites. If you are unable to get to upstairs consulting rooms, please mention this to the receptionist when booking your appointment and arrangements can be made to see you downstairs.
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: