Registration and Practice Boundaries

Out-of-area patients will not be entitled to any home visits by our doctors.

Out of Area Patients

If you have applied to join our list as an out-of-area patient. This means you will not be eligible for home visits from the surgery. It is also likely that you will no longer be eligible for other visiting services such as the district nurses, community midwives, community matron or other domiciliary services should they ever be required.

To register as an Out Of Area Patient you must fully understand the implications and if you have any concerns or doubts that this will be suitable for you, you should register at another practice close to your home address.

Before we can accept you as an out of area patient, we have a responsibility to you to ensure it is clinically safe and appropriate to do so. This means we have to be sure you are not likely to require a home visit or use of a domiciliary service in the near future.

Signposting to Services

Our reception team will signpost you to other services available to you if we are unable to offer you an appointment at the practice as quickly as you would like

Likewise, the GP isn’t always the best person for you to see, depending on your current health concern(s)

Signposting allows you to receive the right care, from the right person, when you need it

You can refer yourself to any of these services at any time

Please click here for details and direct links

The Limes does not discriminate on the grounds of:

  • race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance
  • disability or medical condition

Our practice boundaries are shown above, and a map showing our practice boundaries is also displayed in the main reception area. Anyone residing permanently within this area who wishes to join the practice should call into the practice and enquire about registration

  • You will be required to provide the details of your current doctor
  • We also recommend that you register for records access at the same time and bring the completed consent form and ID with you

Temporary registration is available to friends and relatives staying within the practice area

Anyone without a local GP needing to be seen in an emergency can be seen as an ’immediate and necessary treatment’ patient

Please note that if you register with us and you do not live within our catchment area shown above, you will be registered as an ‘out-of-area patient‘ and will not be entitled to any home visits from any of our doctors. 

Registration with the practice

If you would like to register with the practice you may print off one of the registration forms below, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.

PREFERENCE OF PRACTITIONER

Patients are registered with the practice, not an individual GP.  However you can at any time express a preference for a particular doctor, for either all of your medical needs or on a case-by-case basis.  This preference will be recorded in your notes and we will do our best to respect your choice.  However, not all the doctors in the practice provides all services and specific doctors may not be immediately available.