New Patients

Register as New Patient

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

To register at the practice you must live within the practice boundary. You are registered with the practice rather than an individual G.P., and you may see any of the doctors. You are able to express a preference of practitioner and whilst the practice will try to comply, it might not always be possible, in which case we will explain why.  We prefer two forms of identification to show that you reside at the address that you are registering with.

Practice Area

The practice keeps patients who live or move within the area to the east of the M6 as far as Junction 27, then north of Crow Orchard Road, Almond Brook Road, School Lane, Rectory Lane, Red Rock Lane, Meadow Pit Lane and Riley Lane.

The boundary continues from Haigh Road to the Bolton Metro boundary and follows this north to Castle Hill Road, Hindley. The area includes properties north of Bridge Street, Market Street and Livepool Road and follows the railway line from Platt Bridge to Cale Lane at Land Gates.

We accept new patients from an area enclosed by the railway line from Boards Head through Wigan to Rose Bridge where the canal is the eastern boundary up to Top Loch. The boundary then crosses the fields to Bolton Road Aspull, and encompasses Aspull and Haigh villages. The northern boundary is formed by Sennicar and Coperas Lanes.

Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill whilst you are 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

All consulting and treatment rooms are on ground level and corridors and doors are wide enough for wheelchairs. Please ask the receptionist for extra assistance if required.

Patients who have hearing problems can ask to speak away from the reception area.

If you have sight problems please do not hesitate to ask for assistance if necessary. It would be helpful if you could let the doctor or receptionist know if you are a carer.