Join the Cranborne Practice

Register as a New Patient

We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the Practice area which serves Cranborne, Verwood, Alderholt and the surrounding areas within a radius of about 8 miles.  Please note if your address falls outside of the practice catchment area you will be advised that you are out of area.

You can register quickly and easily by completing our New Patient Registration Form (GMS1) and a New Patient Questionnaire online.

Scroll down to complete and submit both these forms online.  

Alternatively you can obtain paper forms to complete from Reception at either our Cranborne or Lake Road surgeries.

After you are registered with us

Once you are registered with us, you may see whichever doctor you choose.  All our medical records are recorded on our computer systems so any of our GPs will be able to treat you.  However we appreciate you may wish to consider one doctor as “your” doctor and to see that one on regular or non-urgent visits. Of course for emergency or urgent visits you will need to see whichever Doctor is available at the time.

We offer appointments for GP consultations at either of the Cranborne or Lake Road surgeries.  You will be offered the first available appointment, which may be via telephone or in person.

We recommend that new patients undertake a health check with a nurse.  Please contact us if you wish to make one of these appointments.

Online 'Pre-Registration'

If you wish to pre-register click on the links below to open the forms. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Submit" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.

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 if you need treatment that cannot be done from your own practice. 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 permanent patient with our practice if you still require our services.

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: