Chester Road Surgery
Seymour Grove Health Centre
0161 865 5556

How to register

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

Please pick up a ‘Registration Pack’ from reception which will include a New Patient Registration Form (GMS1) which all patients will be required to complete. The completed forms plus proof of address and photo ID (recent utility bills, recent bank/financial statements, tenancy agreements, passport or a valid driving licence are acceptable items) is required for each adult wishing to register at our surgery.

Any new patients already receiving regular medication will need to make an appointment with one of our GPs before any future prescriptions can be issued. All medical treatment is available from the date of your completed registration. Please ensure that you have sufficient supplies of medication from your previous surgery to last you until an appointment has been arranged at this practice.

Temporary Patients

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 where you are. You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months if needed. 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.

If you are visiting and wish to see a GP at this practice please contact our reception team on 0161 865 5556 and we will make the necessary arrangements. If you were registered at this practice and have moved away i.e. university, college, it is likely that you will have been registered for GP services at your new address. When you return home for holiday periods you may need to complete a form to register as a temporary patient.

Please see NHS guidance on how to register as a temporary resident with a GP or contact reception for further information.

Guide to GP Services

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 

Fact Sheets for 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, how to register and how to access emergency services. Care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Click to open the leaflets: