Register as a patient

Find out how to register with the surgery.

Check if you are eligible

To join the surgery, you usually have to live within our practice boundary.

Check the practice boundary to find out if you can register.

Contact the surgery if you’re not sure if you’re eligible.

If you are in the area for less than 3 months

If you are staying in the area for less than 3 months, you may be able to register as a temporary patient.

Contact the surgery to find out if you can register.

Find your NHS Number

The registration form will ask you for your NHS number, which consists of 10 digits. You can find it on a prescription, an appointment letter, or using the Find your NHS number online service.

Registering at one of our practices

You can register using an online form.  We have three sites and you should only register with one of them.

The Blackdown Practice - Hemyock

The Blackdown Practice - Dunkeswell

The Blackdown Practice - Churchinford

Using a paper form

You can join the practice by filling in a paper form.

You can either:

When you have completed the form, please send it to the surgery by email or drop it off at reception.

It’s helpful if you bring or include a copy of your ID. This could be:

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • HC2 certificate
  • rough sleepers’ identity badge
  • hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter

See surgery contact details

Find out more

For more information, read NHS advice on how to register at a GP practice.