Register as New Patient
North Road West Medical Centre welcomes new patients. Adults registering should normally visit the medical centre personally to sign the registration form – please remember to register all the members of your household.
Alternatively you may complete online pre-registration forms below.
We will require documentation to verify your identity . The following forms are acceptable - passport, driving licence, birth certificate, marriage certificate, bank card, bank statement, national insurance cared, paid utility (but not a mobile phone) bill
If you are taking regular medication, you should make an appointment for a health check within a month of registering with North Road West Medical Centre.
We cover the city centre and much of the city; our GP surgery catchment area is bordered by the Tamar River to the west and the Plym River to the east.
Our northern boundary extends from the Tamar Bridge, along the Parkway, through Budshead Road and Forder Valley Road, re-joining the Parkway with the Waterfront to the south.
If you change your address and it is outside this area, you will need to register with a practice nearer to your new home.
The catchment area includes the following Plymouth districts:
· Beacon Park
· Higher Compton
· Lower Compton
· Morice Town
· Mount Gould
· North Prospect
· Plymouth City Centre
Temporary Patient Registrations
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.
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:
Disabled Patient Facilities
There is a car park for patients behind the surgery, a ramp to the front door for wheelchair access and free parking on some nearby roads including North Road West. We are a disabled-compliant organisation. If it is difficult for you to open the door, please ring the bell and a receptionist will help. Alarms have been fitted in the toilet so that anyone who is taken ill can summon help quickly.