New Patients

Register as a New Patient

To register with us please come into either our Salisbury Road or Waverley Road surgery to collect all the correct registration paperwork.

Practice Area

Craneswater Group Practice is contracted to provide services to patients who live within the practice boundary (marked by the pink line on the map below). We also have an outer boundary, patients who move from our area can still remain registered with us provided their new address falls within our outer boundary (marked by the green line). Unfortunately, if patients move further afield than this we cannot provide our full range of services and this will mean it is necessary to register with a new practice.

NHS Portsmouth CCG can provide you with a list of local practices in the city, you can also search for these anywhere in the country on NHS Choices


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:

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