We are currently accepting new patients. The practice does not discriminate on the grounds of: race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
We can only accept new patients who live in our practice area. The practice serves the villages of Addingham, Draughton, Ilkley, Silsden, Steeton and Bolton Abbey.
You can register by completing a registration form obtained from the practice please see below for downloadable forms or pick up a new patient registration pack from our Reception Staff.
Instructions on what to do with the registration form
Please bring the completed forms along to reception with your medical card if you have it and two forms of ID, one being photo ID (passport or driving license) and the other a utility bill or council tax statement. The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from your previous practice. Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.
Registering as a Temporary Resident
If you are visiting the area and need to see a doctor for an urgent medical problem you will need to complete and sign a Temporary Resident Form and bring it in to reception. Please be aware that the practice will not have immediate access to any of your previous medical records.
Summary Care Record
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.
Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.
As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.
For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.
For further information on Summary Care Records, please visit NHS Digital – Summary Care Records.
If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery