New Patients

Register as New Patient

In order that our patients receive the full range of Primary Care services, including home visits, we only accept patients from Lichfield, Wall, the Longdon Villages, Handsacre, Fradley, Whittington and Elford together with the areas in between.

To check you are in our catchment area please click on the link below:

Catchment Area.pdf

Forms to Download

There are two forms to complete for each new patient. If you wish to download, print and complete these forms in advance of visiting the practice please click on the links opposite.

Alternatively please call in to either the Lichfield or Whittington surgery where a receptionist will be pleased to supply the necessary form and deal with any queries you may have. (Whilst you may call in at any time which is convenient to you, please note that late morning and early afternoon do tend to be quieter times).

Temporary Patient Registrations

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

The main Lichfield surgery has 4 dedicated parking spaces which share a lowered pavement for easy access for people who use wheelchairs. We have an automatic front door, a lowered section in our reception desk, a hearing loop at reception and a ground floor toilet for people with disabilities. We have signs in colour to aid people with vision impairments.

At the branch surgery in Whittington Inside our branch surgery we have all the features above plus Braille on our tactile signs.