New Patient Registration
Click here to check if you live within our Practice boundary
Click here to download a Registration Form - please note there will be one other short form to complete in surgery.
You may register as a patient by calling at our reception where you will be asked to complete a new patient questionnaire and have the opportunity to receive a health check with our healthcare assistant.
Please bring photographic ID and a recent utility bill as proof of address with you.
All our patients at Southbourne Surgery have a named accountable GP, their name will be notified to you at registration. Please be assured that this is for the overview of your care within the practice, you are always free to see any doctor you wish.
NHS England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care. The record will contain information about any medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. There is more information available on registering or just ask at the reception desk. You need to decide whether or not to have a Summary Care Record by filling in an ‘opt out’ form, available from reception or just writing in to tell us.
Do you have any information or communication needs? i.e:
a disability, impairment or sensory loss. Our aim at Southbourne Surgery is to meet those needs and to enable you to access and receive information in a way you can understand. Please contact reception, giving details on how we can meet those needs for you.
NHS England Data Sharing
February 2016 - update
Anonymised Fit note (formerly sick note) data will be extracted from our clinical system during February, this is to allow the Department of Work & Pensions to inform policy development and to evaluate the fit to work service. Please be assured that this is anomymised and identifiable data is not used.
For more information on data uploads click here.
January 2016 - update
There are various initiatives from NHS England regarding the sharing of patient data which are all being undertaken after rigorous privacy and confidentiality data protection regulations.
For a Data Sharing Summary Information sheet please click here. Please fill in your details and then sign the appropriate box. One form per patient. Parents/guardians can sign for children under the age of 16.
Enhanced data Sharing - At Southbourne Surgery we have a policy that your clinical care history is visible to us from other organisations with whom you have registered who have the same clinical system (SystmOne, otherwise known as TPP) if that organisation has agreed to share your record to us. This will give our clinicians a clear picture of your health by having a complete view of your medical history, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding your care. Your GP record will be shared but you do not have to share your non-GP record in or out of the surgery & if you have previously declined to share your record at a specific unit then that data will not be visible to us. Information is available on posters, & opt out information is on leaflets in the surgery, or please ask for more details.
You can change you mind at any time by writing into the surgery to request a change.
Access to your GP Medical Records - Our Medical Record Computer System is set-up so that if you receive medical care from one of the organisations below, they can, with your explicit permission, gain access to your GP Medical Record, thus helping them in their care for you. For more information please click here. If you wish to dissent access to your GP medical records please print off a form from here. and hand in to reception.
- Community Nursing Team - The nurses and other health professions who work in the Community and visit patients at their home.
- Onecall & Echo - The team who coordinate Urgent Care and End of Life Care in the Community.
- St Wilfred's Hospice - The team who provide tailored End of Life Care in the Community and at the Chichester Hospice,
- GP Extended Acces - The clinics providing additional GP appointments.
Summary Care Record:
Everyone who joins our surgery will be asked to tick whether or not they would like to have a Summary Care Record. For further information about this, please click here.
If you have online access through Systmone you can view your Summary Care Record once you have logged in. If you do not have on line access, please ask at Reception where you will be issued with your own password.
Enhanced data Sharing Model
We as a practice believe that information in notes should be routinely shared with other NHS organisations such as hospitals, outpatient clinics and emergency departments etc. We also believe that information recorded at these organisations should be available to your GP.
The information for patients about the Risk Stratification area on the form can be found here.
Consent is seen to be 'implicit' in the majority of cases, meaning that unless you opt out of an initiative your details will be automatically included.
If you are happy for your data to be shared you do not need to do anything.
More details of these initiatives will be added as more updated information becomes available.