New Patient Registration
To register with the practice you will need to either come in to the surgery and complete the registration forms and show proof of identity, or you can complete the registration form on your computer at home, print it out and bring it in to us with your proof of identity.
When you register you will need to provide 2 forms of identification.
Please choose ONE from EACH of the following lists:
LIST A (Proof of ID)
National Ins Card
LIST B (Proof of Address)
Paid utility bill/Official change of address
Local Authority rent card
Bank or credit card statement
Please be aware of the following BEFORE you complete your registration:
Patients register with the Practice, not with an individual GP. When making appointments you may express a preference as to which doctor you would like to see. However, if you request a particular Doctor please be aware there may be a wait to see him/her.
Patients must live within our Practice Area. To see our Practice Area please click here.
Patients aged 16 years old or older are considered adults. If you are registering a 16 year old then they will need to complete an adult registration form.
It is important for us to be able to contact you, without consent from you we will not be able to call / text / email you with information.
If you come to the surgery without ID you will be asked by the Receptionist to keep your completed forms together and return to the surgery with the forms and ID together. We are unable to accept completed forms and you bring in ID at a later date. The registration process must take place at the same time with the same member of staff.
You will need to complete the GMS1 form for all adults and all children registering at the Practice.
The GMS1 form is a PDF and will need to be printed out and completed by hand, or you can collect one from the surgery.
You can complete the Adult and Child Registration Forms electronically on your computer at home or work. Once you have completed all sections, please save to your computer and print out a copy. Please bring that copy, along with your GMS1 and your proof of identity, to either Cuckfield or The Vale surgery.
Click here to download the GMS1 Form
Click here to download the Adult Registration Form
Click here to download the Child Registration Form
Information for patients residing outside of our Practice catchment area
From 5 January 2015, GP practices in England are free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area. This means that you are able to join practices in more convenient locations, such as a practice near your work, closer to your child’s school or even re-join your existing practice when you move home. However this new arrangement is voluntary for all GP practices and each Practice is able to make their own decision based on the personal arrangements for each patient application.
If we, at the practice have no capacity at the time of application, or feel it is not clinically or practically appropriate for you to be registered so far away from the Practice then we will, regrettably, refuse registration and we will explain our reasoning to you. Reasons we give for refusing registration, or for asking patients, who have moved out of the area, to register with a new Practice, include the practicalities and clinical safety around home visits, referral decisions for hospital tests and treatment and access to community based health services.
We hope you respect the decision that is made and the reasoning behind it, as patient safety is our upmost priority.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services