Old Henry Street Medical Centre

01942 605506 / 671594 / 269284
Out of hours: 01942 605506

 

How to register

New patient registration

If you would like to register with us, please check first with one of our receptionists that you live within our catchment area (see below). You then need to call at reception in person to complete some simple paperwork. If you have your NHS medical card it is helpful, but not essential.

To save time you can also download and print a registration form. You will need to complete this by hand and bring it to the surgery.

Newly registered patients

Newly registered patients will be invited to attend for a health check. In the course of the consultation the Health Professional will make appropriate inquiries regarding medical history.

Patients between 16 and 75 years

If you have not seen one of our Health Professionals within a period of 3 years and you request a consultation, appropriate inquiries or examinations will be offered at this time.

Patients over 75 years

If you have not seen one of our Health Professionals within a period of 12 months, and you request a consultation, appropriate inquiries or examinations will be offered at this time.

The area covered by this Practice includes:

Boundary for new patients

We are happy to accept NEW patients onto our list if they live within our boundary area.

The area covered includes:-

  • The whole of Leigh, WN7 postal district

Guide to GP services

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

Temporary registration

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.