New Patients

Register as New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. 

Please ask at reception for a registration form or download the one below. An appointment will be offered to see a healthcare assistant and we will require completion of a medical questionnaire which is confidential. This provides us with up to date detailed information about your health whilst we are waiting for your medical records to arrive.

Online pre-registration versions of both forms are also available below.

We will also carry out a new patient medical which includes a blood pressure check and ensures we have all the relevant information completed on your registration forms.

You may specify a doctor that you wish to be treated by, however the practice registers its patients on to a practice list not an individual GP list.

Please contact reception for further information.

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Opiate Prescribing Policy

Burnley Group practice is currently revising its prescribing practice to ensure the utmost safety to our patients. We have started the process of building a pharmacy team within our practice to specifically deal with all prescription related queries, and to ease communication between patients and getting their medicines.

Since 2019, we have adopted a strict opiate prescribing policy for any new and current patient within BGP. Any new patient will be required to sign an opiate agreement, which includes a review within TWO weeks of joining the practice, to assess the appropriateness and dosing of the opiate medication. These reviews will be booked with a clinical pharmacist/GP at BGP. In some circumstances a prescription may be deemed inappropriate, in which case a reduction plan will be initiated. 

At BGP we also do not issue medicines such as Benzodiazepines (E.g Diazepam), or any sedating medicines for insomnia such as (Zopiclone, Zolpiderm) on a long term basis. Any new patient on such medicines would be required to sign an agreement, for review and appropriate management of these medicines. It may be deemed that such medicines are inappropriate; in such cases reduction plans will be commenced.

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

The St Peters site can be accessed via travellator to the first floor main St Peter's Centre reception then take the blue lift to the 3 rd floor. Or from the ground floor take the orange lift.

There are no stairs, however if you are unable to use the lifts please go to the main reception or ask the volunteers for assistance.

Our Kiddrow Lane site is a single story building with disabled access.

Our Manchester Road site is on two flors but has disabled access, if you are making an appointment at Manchester Road and are unable to use the stairs, please mention this to the receptionist at the time of making your appointment