Register as a Patient
To register as a patient of the Frome Medical Practice you will need to download and read the following documents and complete the forms:
Live within boundary area?
To be eligible to register at the practice, you must live within the practice catchment area.
When you have completed these 3 forms please bring them in to us at the Frome Medical Centre. If you are currently taking repeat medication we will book an appointment with a GP for a review.
Please ensure that you complete your 10 digit NHS number and sign at the bottom of the registration form.
Care Home Patients
Please complete the below form:
Please also supply any available copies of hospital discharge summaries, MAR charts, TEP forms & DNAR forms with care home registration applications.
If you are staying within our practice area and you are ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one urgently you can receive emergency treatment from Frome Medical Practice by registering as a temporary patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months, allowing you to be on our practice list but remain a patient of your registered GP practice. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with us.
We do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although we are required to offer you immediately necessary / urgent treatment.
Immediately necessary treatment is that which a patient needs:
- to save their life, or
- to prevent a condition from becoming immediately life-threatening, or
- promptly to prevent permanent serious damage from occurring.
Urgent treatment is that which:
- clinicians do not consider immediately necessary, but which nevertheless cannot wait until the person can be reasonably expected to return home
You cannot register as a temporary patient if you are already registered at another practice in our area.
The funding of primary care is mainly based on the number of patients registered with a practice. If we see patients who are not registered with us, we are providing a service to them which can reduce the level of services available to offer to our registered patients and there is no funding for this.
It may seem unhelpful if we cannot see temporary patients, but we are trying to protect the services that we offer to our registered patients. Patients registered elsewhere should see their own doctor. We will, of course, see you if you are having a problem that really cannot wait until you can see your own GP.
Some of the services we will not provide include: contraceptive pill and devices, warfarin checks, and smear tests.
If you are considering registering as a temporary patient just to obtain medication, please see the section below for patients on holiday.
If you are returning home from university for the holidays please bring enough medication with you to last while you are home. We cannot issue repeat prescriptions or make referrals to hospitals when you are temporary patient.
The only contraception that can be given as a temporary patient is the Depo Injection as this may fall due when home.
Patients On Holiday
If you do not have enough of your regular medication while you on holiday act as soon as possible – do not leave it until it becomes urgent. If you are away from home and need your usual medication, you should visit a pharmacist (chemist) for help.
If agreed with the pharmacist, contact your registered GP and ask if they can send a prescription to the pharmacy.
If your registered GP Surgery is using electronic prescribing, they will be able to send a prescription to the pharmacy of your choice via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
If your registered GP surgery is closed and you have proof of the medication normally prescribed to you, the pharmacist may be able to provide an emergency supply. Emergency supply is a private service, and you will be asked to pay for the medication supplied.
Named Accountable GP
All of our patients have a named GP who is responsible for patients’ overall care at the Practice. Please contact the Practice if you wish to know who this is. If you have a preference as to which GP that is, the Practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
We strongly believe in patient choice and patients are able to see any of our available GPs. We try to encourage patients to see the same GP where possible to improve continuity of care.
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:
- Sign up for the NHS App
- Order a repeat prescription
- Our Appointment System
- Register as a Patient
- Who do I see?
- Opening Hours
- Contact Us
- Change of Personal Details
- Information for Young People
- Fit Notes
- Test Results
- Online Forms
- Practice News
- Work With Us
- Online Consultations
- Charity of the Year
- Frome Model of Enhanced Primary Care
- Our Values
- Over The Counter Medicines
- Practice Policies
- Press Cuttings