New Patients

Register as a New Patient

Registering at Broadmead Medical Centre is a very quick and easy process. As long as you are living within our catchment area and entitled to NHS treatment then we are happy to register you with the practice. Our receptionists will ask you a few questions during registration. The information that you supply will help us give you the best care that we can.

Click here to check if your postcode is within our catchment area. The practice covers all areas of BS1, BS2 and some of the surrounding area.

When you are ready to register come into the practice and ask for a registration form (the form can also be completed online below). Complete this form, along with the questionnaire. We will also need to see your passport and proof of your address. If you are registering a child please bring along their red book or a copy of the vaccinations that they have received.

We ask you for your ethnicity status and religion as this information helps the public health department develop local services around patient needs.

You may have a letter from the Home Office stating that you are entitled to NHS treatment. If you are in receipt of such a letter please bring this with you when you come into the practice to register.

If you feel that you would like help with weight management and/or healthy eating then please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see one of our nursing team. If you feel that you would like help to reduce your alcohol consumption then please make an appointment to see either a nurse or doctor.

You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving as they will be notified electronically. If you have organ donation requests, then this information is collected on the rear of the purple form.

We hope that your time at Broadmead Medical Centre will be a happy one. However, if you do have any problems or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the practice staff who will be delighted to help you.

Carers

Do you look after someone who depends on you because of an illness or disability?

If you provide help and support to a partner, relative, child, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction, then you are one of thousands of unpaid carers in Bristol.

If you are a carer, it is important to look after your own health as well as the person you care for. 

Here at Broadmead Medical Centre we want to be able to do all we can to help you to stay as healthy and informed as possible, so you can carry on caring for as long as you want to. Please register with us; this enables us to provide you with the following benefits:

  • Free ‘flu’ vaccinations each autumn
  • Sharing information with you about the person you care for if she/he consents to this, which will make communication easier
  • More flexible appointments depending on your needs as a carer

If you look after someone, please let us know – we may be able to help you. To register as a carer with us, please complete a registration form at our reception and bring along signed consent form (downloadable below).

Carers Consent & ID Form.pdf

You can also access a wide range of information and support from our local carers support organisation Carers Support Centre or contact CarersLine on 0117 965 22 00. They can help you with:

  • One-to-one support
  • Activity groupswith other people going through similar issues
  • Carers support groups
  • Hospital supportto help carers in a hospital setting, particularly around the discharge process
  • Training and workshopsto help you manage on a day to day basis
  • Carers assessmentsto help you to get the support you need to be a carer
  • Employment supportto help you to get back into work or to stay in employment
  • Help applying for relevant benefits
  • Carers emergency cardwhich will ensure that the person you care for is supported in the event of you being taken seriously ill.

They have specific workers for parent carers, young carers and for carers who support an adult with a learning difficulty.

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

There are designated parking areas for disabled drivers on Level D in the Mall Galleries car park. Normal parking charges apply for these spaces and spaces cannot be guaranteed. There are other disabled bays on Union Street, close to the practice. The surgery is on 2 levels with lift access to each floor.