Why We Only Register Patients Living in Our Practice Area
Once a patients is registered, a GP may be required to carry out a Home Visit. The further from the Surgery a patient lives, the more difficult this becomes. Traveling or commuting can impact greatly on the ability of a GP to visit promptly should the need arise. Also, GPs need to return to Surgery to continue their regular duties in good time to avoid inconveniencing booked patients waiting for them. Further, ancillary services such as podiatry, physiotherapy and District Nurses are locality based and we can only refer into services where patient’s addresses are local to the Practice.
Outer Boundary Area
The practice has an Outer Boundary Area. Existing patients who are registered at the practice who move to the area highlighted by green markers can stay registered at this practice if they wish. There are some exceptions, further details can be obtained from the practice manager.