Register with us as a New Patient
New Patient Registration
If you wish to register with Amherst Medical Practice and live within our catchment area which is Chipstead, Chevening, Dunton Green, Riverhead, Brasted and some parts of Knockholt, please either request registration forms using our secure online form or complete the online registration forms.
- We do not as a rule accept patients from other practices in the area unless those patients wishing to move practice can provide adequate reasons why they wish to move to this practice.
- Completing the registration forms online does not automatically mean that your registration has been accepted.
- It takes up to 2 working days to process requests to register and it will not be actioned immediately due to the number of new patient registrations being received.
New patients will be registered with a named GP and will always see or speak to that GP unless he or she is away from the practice.
The doctors are committed to do everything possible to protect staff, patients and visitors from unacceptable behaviour and to support zero tolerance to any incident that causes hurt, harm damage or stress. This policy applies throughout the premises of Amherst Medical Practice, including the car park and surrounding grounds. It also applies to any doctor or employee of the practice whilst on duties away from the surgery if their duties are related to the business of the practice.
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.
Your Named GP
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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