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Frequently asked questions from patients answered.
If you live within our practice area you are welcome to register with us and our reception staff will be happy to guide you through the procedure. Eligibility can be quickly confirmed from your address so it would help if you could provide proof by way of a recent utility bill.
BSO Family Practitioner Services has developed desk aids for both GP practices and patients, which covers the majority of cases. Please see link below. The aim of providing the aids is to set out what the patient is required to provide and make this as widely available as possible. BSO web page https://hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/1814.htm
We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire which will provide useful information whilst we wait for your medical records to arrive from your previous doctor.
All new patients will be offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking. You should provide a sample of urine at this appointment.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Go to the Registration Forms Link to print registration forms which can be completed and left into reception.
Changes to blood and organ donation preferences
From 30th September 2021, patient are advised that their organ donation
preferences can no longer be processed through their GP practice, but should
they wish to, they can record their preferences directly through the organ
donation online registration website, or directly by phone.
To register for Organ donation visit: https://www.organdonationni.info
To register for Organ donation by phone call: 0300 123 23 23
To request a replacement medical card please use the following link:
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
We do not accept on-line registrations at present.
Patient Registration Form - Please complete this form to request registration at Meadowbridge Surgery along with either the HSCR1 or HS200 Form below.
Registration Form - HSCR1 - If your last GP was not within the UK.
Registration Form - HS200 - If your last GP was within the UK.
HSCR1 form HSCR1 forms - for any new patient coming from outside of the UK, South Ireland OR if they haven't been registered with a GP practice in over 1 year
HS200 form for any new patient previously registered within the UK (Inc. temporary patients)
Other documentation required when registering at the practice.
Temporary patients only need to bring their photographic ID Permanent patients require photo ID, proof of address (eg a utility bill within the last 3 months)
GB Transfers proof of ID - UK & Irish Nationals born in UK:
Valid Passport or Vallid UK Driving Licence with photograph of applicant.
Or UK Citizen Card or Business Services Organisation (BSO) will verify this information and you may be asked to provide further information.
GB Transfers proof of ID – EEA Citizens:
Valid Passport Or Birth Certificate, and where applicable , Marriage or Civil partnership with photographic identification.
Or Certificate of Naturalisation or proof of EEA status i.e. EEA National Identity Card.
GB Transfers proof of ID – Non-EEA Citizens:
Valid Visa/BRP issued by home office and Valid passport.
Proof of address of all categories above:
Current Driving licence(photo card and counterpart) showing your NI address.
Current home insurance policy valid for property of residence in NI.
Current NI rates bill valid for property of residence in NI.
Signed, current tenancy agreement (not hand written) or mortgage statement for your property of residence in NI.
Current bank statement for an active account which shows your NI address and activity in NI.
Recently paid utility bill(gas, electricity or telephone – not mobile phone)for your property of residence in NI.
Housing benefit award letter for your property of residence in NI.
A letter or document from Department for Communities confirming receipt of a state benefit showing your NI address.
A letter or document from Department for Communities confirming receipt of a social security benefit showing your NI address.
Letter from HMRC with you Unique Tax Reference/Self-Assessment Return showing NI address.
S1 Form (not issued in UK) or letter from DSP confirming receipt of State Pension (ROI only).
HMRC Tax Credit Award showing your NI address.
New Patient Questionnaire Please print, complete and hand in at reception when registering with the Practice.
When you register at reception you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. You can also print, complete above and return to us at reception.
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
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.
Registration Form - Please indicate that this is a temporary registration on the form.
MEADOWBRIDGE SURGERY - PRACTICE LEAFLET
GMS Contract Variation – Patient Registration Area (PRA) Reduction
The Practice has recently gained approval from the Health and Social Care Board to reduce its Patient Registration Area (PRA) from a radius of 10 miles to a mapped area.
The current practice boundary starts at Trooperslane but from Tuesday 1st November 2016 this boundary will move to Irish Gate leading to Albert Road going up to the North Road toward the B90 leading to the Marshallstown Road and then via Beltoy Road over to existing areas of Ballycarry, Magheramorne, Islandmagee, Whitehead and back out through Larne Road to the A2 turning right back onto Irish Gate and onto Albert Road again.
Because of the boundary reduction some patients will be living outside the new PRA but will not be removed from the practice’s patient list. Any new family members of these patients will still be accepted and registered at the Practice. To reiterate, patients who fall between the old and new boundary will still be registered with the practice and will remain so unless they move house outside of the new boundary area. Only in this case will they be asked to re-register at a local Health Centre and be removed from the practice list.
To register at another Health Centre please present at their reception with your current medical card and photographic identification. Business Services Organisation can be contacted for information on local medical practices available for patient registration.
If you move address outside of out practice registration area we will:
Practice Boundary Map from 1 Nov 16
Consent Form - This consent form grants permission for both clinical and administrative staff within Meadowbridge Surgery to speak to another on your behalf. This may include relatives, friends, carers, etc.We therefore request that you complete this form appropriately and return it to Meadowbridge Surgery where a copy will be filed within your medical record for future reference.
Withdrawal of Consent Form - This withdrawal form removes any previous permission granted for both clinical and administrative staff within Meadowbridge Surgery to speak to another on your behalf. We therefore request that you complete this form appropriately and return it to Meadowbridge Surgery were a copy will be filed within your medical record for future reference.