Register as a New Patient
We continue to welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
Please contact the reception team if you are unsure if you live within our practice boundaries and a member of our team will be able to help.
Moving out of our area
We have now created an Outer Boundary for patients who move into a property not far away from where they used to live. In the past patients may have moved outside of our Practice Boundary and would have needed to re-register with another doctor. Now it is possible to stay registered at Longton Health Centre if they move into our outer boundary.
Please ask to speak to a member of our team though if you are unsure who will be able to advise you further.
Pre-Registration With The Practice
We continue to welcome all new patients to our surgery
Please click on links below and print all the information out for completion and return all 3 forms to the surgery.
Please note; completion of the online consent form will allow you to have part access to your records until we receive your medical records and then you will have access as stated in the FAQ, please note this process may take a while, please be patient
Please book a telephone appointment for a medication review with our practice pharmacist if you are taking prescribed medication
Please remember to book a midwife appointment if you are registering as a new patient and are currently pregnant
Cervical screening invitation process
We invite people registered as female for cervical screening every 3 years from the age of 25 to 49 and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64. We also invite people who are over 65 who have not been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests.
We send an invitation letter when the cervical screening test is due, asking you to make an appointment.
If you are transgender it is important that your GP contacts the NHS Cervical Screening Programme so you are invited for screening correctly. If you do not want to be invited for screening you should contact your GP. They will be able to remove you from the cervical screening invitation list
Temporary Patient Registrations
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 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.
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
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).
Things to do in Longton
Please see the document on the link below which outline the things to do in Longton and the social groups available: