We continue to welcome new patients who live within our practice area.
Please contact the reception team if you are unsure if you live within our practice boundaries and a member of our team will be able to help.
Moving out of our area
We have now created an Outer Boundary for patients who move into a property not far away from where they used to live. In the past patients may have moved outside of our Practice Boundary and would have needed to re-register with another doctor. Now it is possible to stay registered at Longton Health Centre if they move into our outer boundary.
Please ask to speak to a member of our team though if you are unsure who will be able to advise you further.
***Please visit our Pre-registration page for the registration forms and new patient questionnaire forms for registering as new patients at Longton Health Centre***
Catchment Area for Longton Health Centre
Pre-Registration with the practice
We continue to welcome all new patients to our surgery ~
Please read, click on links below and print all the information out for completion and return all 3 forms to the surgery
Registration Form : this needs to be completed and returned together with all other forms below
Please note if you are not 'ordinarily resident' in the UK then please download the leaflet below which will give you more information when completing your registration form
NEW patient Data Questionnaire : this needs to be completed and returned with registration form
Online Access Consent Form : completion of this consent form will allow you to have part access to your records until we receive your medical records and then you will have access as stated in the FAQ, please note this process may take a while, please be patient
FAQ & Patient Information sheet : Frequently asked questions and answers regarding patient online access
It can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records from your previous GP therefore please complete as much information as possible
This online service is currently for patients age 13 years and over
Please book a telephone appointment for a medication review with our practice pharmacist if you are taking prescribed medication
Please remember to book a midwife appointment if you are registering as a new patient and are currently pregnant
Cervical screening invitation process
We invite people registered as female for cervical screening every 3 years from the age of 25 to 49 and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64. We also invite people who are over 65 who have not been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests.
We send an invitation letter when the cervical screening test is due, asking you to make an appointment.
If you are transgender it is important that your GP contacts the NHS Cervical Screening Programme so you are invited for screening correctly. If you do not want to be invited for screening you should contact your GP. They will be able to remove you from the cervical screening invitation list
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. It covers 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.
Out of Area Scheme
This practice covers the Longton, Hutton, New Longton, Higher Penwortham, Hoole and Walmer Bridge area. There is also an outer Boundary covering some parts of Penwortham
When attending to register with Longton Health Centre, please check with a member of the Reception team who will be happy to check that you are living within our practice area.
If you are an existing patient of the practice and you move to an area outside our inner or outer practice boundary you would generally need to register with a GP nearer to your new home however we do have a scheme which may allow you to remain registered at Longton Health Centre
Out of Area Scheme
This is a scheme now available to
- Those patients who are registered with the practice; move out of the area and would like to remain registered at the surgery
- Patients who currently live out of the area but would find it easier to be registered at Longton Health Centre - perhaps because this area is your place of work or you would prefer to be registered here.
In these instances, the practice will offer you the option to re-register under this scheme with the exception of Home Visits and Emergency /Urgent care whilst out of our practice area i.e. inner or outer boundary.
Home Visits and Emergency Care whilst out of the practice area e.g. at your home
- If you ever were to require a Home Visit or Emergency/Urgent care whilst out of our practice area, you would need to contact NHS111 or 999 who would offer you assistance and if required provide a GP to visit you at home.
- If you rang the practice the staff would direct and help you to get the correct type of help you needed
- You would not get a visit from a clinician at this practice however we might offer an appointment to be seen at the surgery if you were able to travel. If you could not travel or the clinical advise was to get help quickly you would be asked to contact a service within in the area you are currently residing at
Appropriate paperwork must be completed and ultimately it is the clinician’s decision as to whether you are suitable to register under this scheme or asked to register at a practice nearer your permanent residence
Examples of when it is not suitable to register as an Out of Area Patient
- if you usually find it difficult to travel independently and you regularly need to see your GP we would advise to register at a practice nearer your home
- If your medical need changed to needing regular home visits or you needed to visit your GP more often
Change of Details
It is important that we are able to contact you.
If you move house, change telephone numbers or name please inform a member of the Reception team who will amend your records to ensure that we have the most up to date information available.
If you would like to receive text reminders of appointments you hold or any future healthcare related reminders then please let a member of the reception team know so that we can document your consent on your health records.
You are free to withdraw from this decision at any time.
If you would like to continue and remain registered as an Out of Area patient then please complete the registration form below:
Out of Area Scheme Policy & Declaration June 2020.docx