Registering with Us

Named Accountable GP

We are obliged by Government to ensure that all patients have a "Named Accountable GP." However, this makes no difference to the care you receive or the GP you usually consult with.

You are free to see whichever GP at the surgery you wish, but there will be a specific GP who you were registered with when you joined the practice, and you will have been informed of that at the time of registration and the name of this doctor will be on your NHS Medical Card. This is your "Named Accountable GP".

If for any reason you want to know who your "Named GP" is, then please enquire the next time you are at the surgery.

If there are any particular preferences for your nominated GP, then please put this in writing to the practice where we shall try and accommodate your wishes.

Practice Catchment Area

Please contact reception to find out if you live within our catchment area.

Registering as a Patient

To register please visit the surgery with the following information:

These registration forms can be downloaded from our website or ask reception for paper copies.

New Registrations Check

All newly registered patients are advised to attend for a health check with the Practice Nurse, this will provide details of your medical history from the start. Children under the age of 5 years do not require a health check but parents/guardians should be able to provide immunisation details.

Patients living outside of our Practice Area

Patients who reside outside of our Practice Area may still register with our surgery if they wish however they must be aware that certain services are not available to patients living in other areas such as Community Services. We are also unable to provide home visits to these patients. Patients should consider this before registering with the Rowans Surgery.

Inactive Patients 

On occasion we may receive notification from the Primary Care Support service that you are no longer in the area therefore we must de-register you from the practice list. In this instance we will endeavour to contact you before removing your registration. If this fails you will be de-registered. You can re-register with the Practice at any time by completing and submit a registration form.

Registering your New Baby

You need to register your new baby at the practice as soon as possible. Therefore please complete a GMS1 Registration Form and a Medical History Questionnaire (Child) and send them to your surgery. Please ensure you provide your baby’s NHS Number which will be detailed in their Red Book. Once we have received the form we will register your baby as a patient at this Practice.

The Practice will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This is a 50 minute appointment, 30 minutes for the baby check and 20 minutes for the post-natal. Your baby’s course of routine immunisations will start at 8 weeks and will be given at this appointment.

Please remember to bring the red book.

If you cannot make this appointment you must notify reception as soon as possible. Please be advised that if you do need to cancel, the next available appointment may be anything up to 4 weeks after that date.

The form can be downloaded from the Registration Forms section of this page, or ask reception for paper copies.

Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the Practice area should medical advice be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident when reporting to reception.

To register you will need to bring your passport and complete our Temporary Resident Registration form which is also available from reception.