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Registering as a patient at Billingshurst SurgeryRegistering as a New Patient

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in our practice area. New patients must live within our practice boundary to be able to register with us. Because of the fluid nature of our practice boundary there is a chance that we may not be able to accept you as a patient - we will check eligibility when you come in to register. We will also ask for proof of residence that you live within the surgery boundary, either a utility or council tax bill or bank statement, plus photo ID such as a driving licence or passport.

If you would like to register with the practice please complete a Registration Form and a New Patient Check form at our Reception or download copies below.  The completed registration forms should be returned in person to the surgery along with the ID listed above. Once registered you will be given a New Patient Pack which includes a health questionnaire. Your medical records can sometimes take a while to follow you to a new practice and so this questionnaire helps us to get to know your medical needs as soon as possible. Please be aware that no discrimination will be made in regard to race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance or on grounds of disability or medical condition. 

To view download our patient registration forms please visit our patient forms page

Mobile Numbers & Email Addresses

We use text messages to send appointment reminders and in the future for the notification of routine test results. If you provided us with your mobile number you will be automatically subscribed to this service and we will assume that this includes your consent to contact you using these details, including text messages and emails. Please note that it is your responsibilty to update us with any changes to your contact details. Iif you do not wish to receive text messages from us please let us know. Similarly, we may contact patients by email for all-patient or other notifications, eg Seasonal Flu Clinic alerts, so please let us know if you do not wish to receive emails from us.

Registering as a Temporary Resident

If you are temporarily staying (more than 24 hours) in our catchment area you can register with the surgery as a ‘short stay’ (up to 14 days) or ‘long stay’ (up to three months) Temporary Resident if you meet the following criteria:

  • You require ‘immediate & necessary’ urgent medical attention
  • You are more than 20 miles away from your usual registered GP surgery
  • You are a child staying locally

We do not accept Temporary Resident registrations for the purpose of requesting repeat medication. Instead, we ask that you contact your own surgery and ask them to fax a prescription to a local pharmacy who can dispense for you.

Practice Boundary

The proposed changes to Practice Boundaries and the ability to register with a GP of choice, as announced in the press on 17th September 2009, have not been formally adopted and therefore the Practice Boundary remains the same. The proposed changes are suggested to be implemented within 12 months but have not been formalised. We will amend this page as appropriate.

Currently we can accept patients from Billingshurst, Wisborough Green, Shipley, Coolham, Kirdford, New Pound, Barns Green, Slinfold, Itchingfield and some limited areas of Pulborough, Southwater and Broadbridge Heath.

Change of Personal Details

If you change your name, address or telephone number please remember to inform the surgery. This may be done either by visiting the surgery, phoning, submitting this Change of Personal Details form (PDF file) or logging in to Patient Access and updating your personal information (you must be registered to use this online service)

More About Your NHS Number

Each NHS Number is a unique 10-digit number which is printed on your NHS medical card or will from now on be written on any communication you have had from the NHS.

Click here for more information on your NHS number.

NHS UK Department of Health NHS West Sussex