Register as New Patient
If you would like to use the medical services at The Riverside Practice, please register your whole household with the practice.
You can use the form to the right. All new patients are offered an appointment for a health check with the practice nurse.
Our practice area
This is mainly in selected roads in Upper Clapton E5, you can see it below outined in pink and there is a more a detailed map at the surgery. Although you can register if you live outside the catchment area, we would strongly advise that you register with a GP closer to where you live to ensure best care. For example, if you become housebound, we ill not be able to visit you at home if you live outside the practice area.
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.
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The practice is wheelchair accessible.