Colsterworth Medical Practice

How to register

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.

The practice area is a circle, centred on Colsterworth, with radius six miles.

Members of the public may register with the practice provided that they are entitled to NHS treatment. This can simply be achieved by production of a current NHS medical card.

You can register by completing a form available from reception. 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.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

Acceptance as a patient may be dependent on the potential patient being prepared to attend the practice premises for a preliminary appointment to discuss potential health needs with one of the partners, or a deputy appointed by them. A simple medical examination to include measurement of height, weight and blood pressure, and further examination of a sample of urine may be required prior to acceptance as a patient.

Patients are welcome to express a wish verbally or in writing to see a particular member of the practice, but this does that guarantee that any particular member of the practice has a personal obligation to see that patient then or at any other time. Since 1st April 2004 under the new General Medical Services contract, patients have been registered with the practice and not with either of the partners, despite the NHS Medical Card suggesting otherwise.

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 here.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 26th March, 2020