New Patients

Register as New Patient

If you wish to register at this surgery, please apply to the reception desk for further information or click here to view our Catchment Area and enter your postcode.  This will tell you if you are in the catchment area for Peel Croft.  If you change your name or move house, please remember to advise the receptionist.  Also remember you may need to inform the hospital if you are waiting for a hospital appointment.

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.  The practice catchment area (the districts from which our patients are drawn) is given on a map which is available to view from reception and includes Burton town centre.  If you move outside this area, you may be required to register with a new doctor.  The rights and responsibilities of patients are included in our patient charter, which is displayed in the foyer, on this web site or a copy of which may be obtained from the reception desk.  We do not tolerate violence or abuse and any patient using such behaviour will be removed from our list, and if appropriate reported to the authorities. 

As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire.

Medical treatment is available 48 hours from the date of registration.  Please contact reception for further information.

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.

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Opposite the main entrance to the surgery there is disabled car parking available, which is accessible via Asda, thus making the surgery readily accessible to blue badge holders.

There is also a small car park for those patients visiting the surgery, however please allow extra time for parking as spaces are limited.

Access into and around the surgery is all on one level, however should you need additional support whilst visiting the surgery, staff are more than happy to assist.