Forest Hall Surgery
Station Road
Forest Hall
NE12 9BQ

Tel: (0191) 259 9666 Prescriptions: (0191) 259 9997

Opening Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 19:45
Tuesday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:30
Garden Park Surgery
Denbigh Avenue
Howdon
NE28 0PP


Tel: (0191) 289 2525


Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 18:00
White Swan Surgery
White Swan Centre
Killingworth
NE12 6SS

Tel: (0191) 268 8966


Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00

New Patients

Registration Form

To register with our practice you will need to print and fill-in the document here. These then need to be brought to the surgery together with ID. You will need to bring 2 proofs of your current address from the last 3 months and photographic ID (i.e. passport or driving licence). YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO FILL IN A NEW PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE WHICH IS FOUND FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE

Proof of ID/Address

This practice has a policy to check the identification and residency of all newly registered patients. This is recommended by the Department of Health and is designed to reduce NHS fraud.

As part of the registration, process you will be asked to provide both photographic identification and two forms of proof of address from the list below. This list is in order of preferred documents but as a last resort you may have other document types that we haven’t listed that may also be acceptable:

Photographic ID:

ID Card
Driving License
Passport
Utility Bill
Driving License

Proof of Address:

Credit Card/Bank Statement
Student Card
Soclicitors Letter
Employer ID Card
Rent or Tenancy Agreement
Hackney Carriage License

Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

New Patient Medical Questionnaire

As part of your registration you will also be asked to fill out a new patient medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. Please collect a form when you attend the surgery to complete it. Forms can be found here:

New Adult Patient Form
Under-16 New Patient Form

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.