Join The Practice

Practice Area

New patients who live within the Practice boundaries are welcome. This covers an area within a 6.5 mile radius of the Practice. Please see the map.

To register with the Practice, you must complete registration forms, either HS200 (if your previous GP was within the UK) or HSCR1 (anyone registering from outside the UK) - these forms are available at the surgery or below.

practice boundary

ALL new patients are required to produce supporting documentation and a brief medical summary from their previous GP - please see attached supporting documentation for further details.

All new registrations need approval by the Business Services Organisation which takes 2 weeks or more depending on different circumstances.

New patients are required to attend for a new patient health check. You will be invited to make an appointment when your registration has been approved.

Where patients are requesting to join the Practice list, the Practice does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.

Please note that if you move out of the Practice you will need to register at a practice closer to your new address.

New patients are welcome from within the practice area, which excludes Aghalee, Ballynahinch, Banbridge, Carryduff, Dromora, Dromore, Edenderry, Glenavy, Moira, Upper and Lower Ballinderry and part of Finaghy (see map below).

The boundary line between the Practice and Belfast is the “Finaghy Cross Roads”. This line also excludes Carryduff Village.

Temporary Registrations

Temporary patients are those normally residing outside the Practice boundary (6.5 miles) who will be residing within our boundary only from 24 hours to a maximum period up to 3 months. Temporary patients are only seen for a condition that arises during a person's stay that cannot reasonably be delayed until they return home. Temporary patients are required to complete an NRP1 form and supply photographic ID. We will forward any relevant information about your visit to your usual GP.

There is no charge for people normally registered within the UK, EU or in certain other countries. For people normally resident in countries outside these limits, there will be a fee and receipts will be issued.

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:

GP Registration - Asylum Seekers

The number of individuals seeking international protection (individuals who have made a claim for Asylum) in Northern Ireland has increased in recent years. Individuals who have made a claim for Asylum in the United Kingdom, are entitled to access Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland without charge. This includes entitlement to General Medical Services, the following links and QR Code will enable you to find out more about GP Services.