Registering with Us

Patient Registration

  • Registration will need to be completed before you can book an appointment with us.
  • Your registration will not be complete until you have received a confirmation text from the practice. 
  • You will remain registered with your previous GP until you are fully registered with us. We cannot issue any repeat prescriptions until we receive confirmation of your past medical history and medication so do ask your previous GP for a supply.
  • If you are registering a child aged under 16 years please ensure the child’s vaccination history is uploaded with the documentation.

How to Register as a Patient

For residents of the Borough of Brent (postcodes starting NW2, NW6, NW10), Brent Health and Social care services will not allow our patients to access the full range of home support services that are needed for patients with frailty conditions. If you need home visiting support and live in Brent we strongly recommend registering at a GP service located within the Borough of Brent instead of us.

Register with us Online

Step 1: Check Catchment Area

Please confirm that you live within our Practice Catchment Area:

Catchment Area

Step 2: Complete a Patient Registration Form

Our online registration form will collect your details, a brief outline of your medical history and record your preferences. This information may be added to your record and will allow us to begin to provide you with medical services.

Step 3: Register for Online GP Services

This step is for registered patients or those who have submitted new registration forms (see step 2). This will become active once your registration has been accepted.

Step 4: Upload Registration Documents

Please upload copies of the following documents:

  • A copy of your photo identification (passport, driving license or European Union (EU) Identity card). Only upload this if you registered for online services in step 3.
  • For Children registering with the practice, we need to know what childhood immunisations they have received. Please upload your child’s childhood immunisation history. This will be in your child’s red book or you can request this from your previous GP. If you are from overseas, please upload any childhood immunisations that your child has been given.

If you prefer to submit your documents in person please speak to the reception team.

Other ways to register

If you prefer not to register online please complete the following steps:

  1. Use our Practice Catchment Area Tool to ensure you live with our catchment area.
  2. Download and complete a Practice Registration form (also available from reception).
  3. Download and complete a GMS1 Permanent Patient Registration form (also available from reception).
  4. Return your completed registration forms to reception along with your photo id.

Valid forms of Identification

To register we require photo identification (ID) (passport, drivers licence or European Union Identity card).

If you are homeless or of no fixed abode, then although it is helpful to have photo ID you can register without any.

Any other ID such as an HC2 Certificate, Rough Sleepers’ Identity badge, Hostel registration or mail forwarding letter would also be helpful but again we will register you even if you don’t have these. As we know it is more important that you can access health care when you need it.

If you are unsure on how to register, please ask at reception and they can help you to complete the registration process.

Accountable Named GP

All patients registered at Shirland Medical have a named doctor who has overall responsibility for your care and support. Your registered GP is also your named accountable and your allocated GP. Your allocated GP will be responsible for the provision of your healthcare. If you choose to see another doctor at the surgery you are entirely free to go on doing so exactly as before.

New patients are allocated a Doctor on Registration.

If you are unsure of who is your named Doctor please ask at reception.