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When you register with Howard Medical Practice you will be asked to have a New Patient Health Check with our Healthcare Assistant or Practice Nurse as soon as possible after registration. NOT CURRENTLY REQUIRED DUE TO COVID-19

The practice area covers Hadfield, Glossop, Old Glossop, Simmondley, Charlesworth, Chisworth, Gamesley, Tintwistle and Crowden.  If you change your address, please inform the reception staff who will advise as to whether you need to register with another surgery.

Medical treatment is available from the date your registration has been processed. Please contact reception for further information.

Before registration can be completed you will also be required to complete a New Patient Questionnaire.  This is because being new to the practice we will need some basic information to enable us to continue with your medical care until your full records arrive.



Please Note

You will NOT be registered until we receive the fully completed New Patient Registration form (GMS1) & New Patient Health Questionnaire / Children under 16 years

For Core online access to be given (Appointments & medication) we only require a valid email address (this will be done automatically)

For FULL online access to be given, yu will need to apply and provide ID to verify your identity and address. SEE APPLICATION BELOW

This can be uploaded and sent by email to: or by bringing this to the practice in person for verification.

Incomplete registration forms will be retained for 14 days only.  If all information required is not received within this time, for data protection purposes this will be destroyed and you will be required to complete a new form

We ask all new patients to record their Height, Weight, BMI, BP and Pulse by using our Patient Health Monitor which is located in our Patient Waiting Area.  A member of our Reception Team will provide you with a token and when completed you will receive a print-out of your data which you will need to hand in to Reception so this can be recorded on your medical record.

Please remember to email us a copy of your photo ID & proof of address

This will enable us to give you immediate access to your online core summary record so that you can book appointments and order medication online

Out of Area Registrations

Out of area registration:

New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list.

The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.

Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.

If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case.

To do this we may:

- Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way

- Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend)

If accepted, you will attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).

We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way. In these circumstances we may offer you registration with home visits, for example, if you live just outside the practice area or we may not register you and advise you should seek to register (or remain registered) with a more local practice.

If you are accepted but your health needs change, we may need to review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

This new arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England. For further information visit the NHS Choices website

If You Are Moving Out of the Area

If you are currently a patient here and you move to an address out of our catchment area, you will be unable to remain at this surgery and will be required to register with a GP surgery in your new area.

When providing us with your change of address, we will need to inform NHS patient services of this who will write to you at your new address and you will be given a period of 30 days to re-register with a new GP.

Temporary Registrations

If you are unwell 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. Temporary registrations will be valid for a maximum of 3 months from the date the registration is activated.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Care Home Patients

Care Home Re-Zoning Scheme

On 30th June 2017 we initiated the Glossop Care Home Re-Zoning Scheme.

The aim of this scheme was to dedicate one GP practice to all patients in one individual Care Home as opposed to all GPs having several patients in several different Care Homes.  We feel as a neighbourhood that this has improved both individual patient care and the efficiency of home visits.

Howard Medical Practice is allocated to:

Pendlebury Court Care Home, St Mary's Road, GLOSSOP SK13 8DN

Tel: 01457 854599

All new residents will be encouraged to register for their medical care to be transferred to us upon arrival at the Care Home.  Care Home staff will assist with this transition. This will also mean that any current patients who live in their own home but are moving into Nursing or Residential care other than Pendlebury Court, will be advised to transfer their medical care to the GP Surgery allocated to that establishment.

For further information on this scheme, please feel free to contact the practice manager.

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: