Register with us as a New Patient
New Patient Registration
With the agreement of NHS England, Oak Tree Health Centre has effective from the 20th October 2016 placed a restriction upon its Main Boundary; this has become necessary to reserve health centre capacity for future housing growth to the north east of the Ladygrove Estate. Existing patients of Oak Tree are not affected in any way by this change.
We now accept new registrations from people living within our redefined Main Boundary; this extends north of the main railway line passing through Didcot, westward to just beyond Steventon and eastward to just beyond North Moreton.
Live within our boundary area?
Please check you are eligible to register before you proceed.
How to register
Everyone is welcome at Oak Tree Health Centre. To register as a patient with us you need to complete the registration forms, these are available from Reception or can be filled out online via the links below.
NHS England Patient Registration Guidance states that you do not need to provide proof of ID, address, immigration status or an NHS number in order to receive care or see a GP, however we do ask where possible for you to provide proof of address and identification. This will help us check your details match the information held on the NHS central patient registry and your previous medical notes are passed on from your previous practice.
Registration is open to patients that live within our boundary area, please check the Oak Tree Health Centre boundary area above. However, if you’re currently registered with the practice and live outside our boundary area, home visits may not be provided by the practice, but can be provided via the NHS 111 service.
*Please bring in a Translated copy of all immunisations previously received if it is your first time registering with a GP in the United Kingdom.
If you wish to be able to book appointments online or order repeat prescriptions for someone else please complete the below form.
We will also need to see certain documentation in order to confirm your identity and residency; these will need to be provided to us at the same time as your completed forms:
We will need to see one of the following documents to confirm identity:
- Current residence permit
- ID card for foreign nationals
And one of the following documents to confirm residency…
- Rental or Housing Agreement
- Utility bill (not a mobile telephone bill) to be dated within the last 6 months
- Bank statement to be dated within the last 6 months
- Official tax document
- Photocard Driving license and associated paper counterpart
- Work permit
If you have just taken up residency in the UK you may also be asked to provide further information to support your application.
We request that you only attend the Health Centre with your forms and documentation between 10:00 and 18:00, Tuesday to Friday; this avoids the busiest times in the Reception area.
All registrations are with the Oak Tree Health Centre although you will be allocated a named, accountable “Usual GP”. You will however, out of necessity, see a range of our GPs over time. Should you so wish you are entitled to request a specific Usual GP of your choice; please make any such request in writing to the Business Manager. You may also contact us at any time to check who your named Usual GP is.
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.
Your Named GP
The surgery provides all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
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