We currently have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients who live in the villages of Bottisham, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Lode, Stow-cum-Quy, Little Wilbraham, Great Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom.
You can register by presenting your medical card and/or completing a form GMS1 at reception. We will need your NHS number and this can be obtained from your existing surgery. You will also be required to complete a Patient Questionnaire form, which includes lifestyle questions and which helps the practice in determining any areas where we can assist you further.
You will also be asked to provide photo identity, such as your passport or driving licence. Additionally we require proof of your address within the practice boundary, such as a recent utility bill within the last three months, council tax bill, rental agreement or solicitors letter clearly showing your name and address. This list is not exhaustive and staff are entitled to ask for further proof if required.
Please note that you will not be registered with the practice if you cannot provide the documents required to prove local residency.
Allocated and Named GP
From April 2015 all patients, including children, must be allocated a named, accountable GP who takes responsibility to oversee the delivery of care. Although this is a new requirement in the GP contract, Bottisham Medical Practice has always allocated a named GP to patients automatically, however you are able to request a preferred GP and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Having an allocated GP does not prevent patients from seeing any other doctor at the practice. Patients can and should feel free to see any GP at the practice in line with current appointment arrangements and availability.
The role of the named GP WILL NOT:
- Take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals,
- Take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours,
- Imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week,
- Be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient
Please do not hesitate to ask reception who your named, accountable GP is, when you are next at the practice.