New Patients

The Beckington Family Practice is a medical practice covering an area of about 100 square miles, including the rural area north of Frome and the town itself and extends over the borders into BANES and Wiltshire. We have two surgeries, St. Luke's Surgery, Beckington and Fromefield Surgery, Frome.

Click here to see our Catchment Boundary Map for Beckington Family Practice. 

We are a dispensing practice. Those patients who live more than one mile from a pharmacy and who have registered as dispensing patients may have their prescriptions made up immediately after seeing the doctor at Beckington surgery and obtain their repeat medication there.

 

Register as a New Patient

If you wish to join the practice patient list you will need to complete and sign a registration form. Registration application packs are are available from Reception at both surgeries and are available to download. Please note, should you wish to apply for online access you will need to bring 2 forms of I.D. One MUST be photographic I.D. and one MUST show proof of address. You can register for online access at a later date if you wish.

In this practice you may choose to consult any of the doctors and not just the doctor with whom you are registered.

The documents required for registering at the practice are;

  1. A GMS1 registration form which can be downloaded from the NHS Choices website.
  2. The practice registration pack, this form includes registration for online services should you wish to do so, this form can be downloaded Here.

Please ensure that you download and complete BOTH forms before you bring them with any ID required in to Reception.

Click here to see our privacy policy and how we use and share your records.

New Patient Checks

Health checks are available to newly registered patients. This is a free health check for you and an opportunity for us to obtain important background medical history prior to your medical notes arriving. Please book your health check and bring along a small specimen of urine for testing by the nurse.

Change of Personal Details

If you change your name, address or telephone number, please give full details in writing to reception, including your post code. Please remember to tell us if details for other members of your family have also changed. Please also inform the surgery if you change your mobile phone number. If you move outside the practice area, you will be asked to register with another doctor.

Click on the following link to change your details: Change of Personal Details

Non-English Speakers

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:

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china Chinese (Cantonese) Somali Somali portugal Portuguese
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Temporary Patient Registrations

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.

Overseas Visitors

Patients from EU countries are usually entitled to free consultations, as are patients from non-EU countries which are approved for reciprocal treatment. Prescription charges at the standard NHS rates may apply. Patients from other countries may have to pay a private fee for the GP consultation and any medication that is prescribed. Further information can be obtained from the NHS website.