Register as a New Patient
The video found at the link below advises patients on how to register with the NHS App themselves without involving the practice:
We continue to welcome new patients who live within our practice area as we maintain our patient list size noting that patients do move out of the areas, such as to university etc
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.
To view our practice leaflet please click here
Meeting the initial health needs of people arriving in the UK from Ukraine
Bi-lingual patient health questionnaires have been developed with Doctors of the World UK for commissioners and GP practices to support this initial health assessment and management of newly registered vulnerable migrants, including people seeking asylum and those arriving under Government relocation schemes. Given the conflict in Ukraine, this includes English/Ukrainian and English/Russian translations provided.There is an adult version of the form and a version for children (age 0-15 years) which can be completed by the parent/guardian. We envisage that competent 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to complete the adult form for themselves. Please click here to complete a registration.
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
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 Access Facilities
Disabled access to patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet).
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:
Longton - Social Things to Do - 2021.docx