Register as New Patient
Please call in at reception to complete the registration forms. You will need to supply an acceptable form of identity in order to register which includes: driving licence, passport, birth certificate, tenancy agreement, utility bill, council tax bill or bank statement, in order to help prevent NHS fraud.
As a patient it is your responsibility to cancel an appointment that is no longer required. Clinical time is precious and could be used for another person who urgently needs to see a clinician. The Practice reserves the right to refuse advance-booking appointments to those patients who fail to attend appointments.
We operate a zero tolerance approach to violence. Our staff are here to help you but we will not tolerate abusive behaviour and will request that you be deducted from our register informing the Health Authority of the reasons.
Devonport Health Centre practice covers the Devonport area of the city as far as the A38 (Parkway).
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
The Practice endeavours to provide appointments & services across a broad spectrum to meet the need of all individuals without prejudice to race, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
If you have any difficulties in booking an appointment to suit your needs or disability then please ask to speak with the Practice Manager.
The Practice has full wheelchair access and a lift for first floor access.
Devonport Health Centre complies with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and The Disability Rights Commission Act 1999 where reasonable.