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The Frocess Medical Centre56 Main StreetCloughmillsBallymena, BT44 9LFTel: 028 276 38383
New patients wishing to register (must live within an 8 mile radius, practice postcode is BT44 9LF) can do so by completing a pre-registration form (this can be collected at the practice or download from below) and returning it to the practice with your medical card. If you no longer have your medical card then please complete the HS200 form (below) and attach it with your registration form. A receptionist will then contact you to advise that you have been accepted by the practice and arrange a suitable time for an initial appointment with a doctor.
Patients no longer register with a particular general practitioner but with the practice.
Patients are encouraged to register at the practice nearest to their address.
Patient Registration Form HS200
If you are a carer or have a carer please inform reception and they will give you a form to complete for our records.
It is important to keep us informed of any changes to your personal details such as, your name, address or telephone number to keep our records up to date (your details can be updated by using the link on the homepage of this website). We also inform Business Services Organisation for their records and any correspondence they need to send you.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
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
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form