Practice Registration Policy

Mann Cottage Surgery complies with the Gloucestershire countywide registration policy and procedure.

Mann Cottage Surgery does not discriminate in the registering of new patients on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition. Refusal to accept an application to register will not be made without reasonable grounds e.g. the patient is not entitled to free NHS services or lives outside the Practice area.

Everyone seeking registration will be required to demonstrate they are entitled to free NHS treatment. All new patients will be required to provide identification and proof of address as this is practice policy. Mann Cottage Surgery accepts those who are entitled to free NHS services as permanent patients if they normally reside within our practice area or as temporary patients if they are visiting within our practice area.

Immediately necessary treatment may be provided without proof of entitlement to NHS services. The practice may also need to contact a patient’s previous GP (or current GP in the case of temporary residents) for example if more information is required by the GP or controlled drugs are requested.

Everyone seeking registration will be provided with a registration pack.