Beaconsfield Road Surgery

01424 755355 option 4

How to register

Patient registrations during Covid 19 pandemic

During the Covid-19 emergency your GP practice, like the rest of the NHS, is prioritising patient care. To minimise administrative work, all GP practices locally are requesting that you (and other members of your family) do not seek to re-register with another GP practice at this time. You should only ask to register with a new GP practice if:

  • You, and your family, have physically moved to a new house and are now living in a new GP practices area
  • You have a new-born baby, or a newly adopted baby or child
  • You are a first degree relative of a currently registered patient who has returned to live with their family
  • You do not currently have a GP, and need to register with one

If you have moved to a new house, but remain within your current GPs practice area, please do not re-register with a new GP practice at the present time, even if you intend to do so in the future.

Please do not seek to register with a new GP practice unless one of these four reasons apply to you.


What to do next

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.

Please enter your postcode before you fill in the form to check that you fall within our practice boundary in Hastings. If your address falls outside of our practice boundary, your request will be rejected.

You can register by:


Once you have completed the forms, please telephone us on 01424 755355 to arrange to bring them into the surgery with *two forms of ID:

  • Photo ID : driving licence or passport
  • Address ID such as a utility bill or bank statement

*If you do not provide us with all the correct paperwork within 7 days, your request will be rejected and you will have to start the process again. It is not the responsibility of the Practice to chase your correct paperwork.

You will have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating your care. You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

We recommend that new patients undertake a health check over the telephone with a in-house pharmacist, if appropriate.

Registration details for Care / Nursing / Residential Homes ONLY

Please use the following forms if you are registering a patient in a care Home within our Practice boundary:

New Patient Questionnaire for Nursing or Rest Home Patients

Advance care planning Staff and Patient Guide to go with registration documents

Temporary registration

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.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form here

Non-English speakers

For information in all languages regarding NHS services, please go to the NHS website.