How to Join the Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre
Live within boundary area?
We are currently accepting new patients, though we can only accept those who live in our practice area. We do not accept any new Out of Area Patients. Our outer boundary extends through to Exmouth. Please be advised that we do not extend our patient list further than Newton Poppleford.
Our practice serves the villages of:
- Budleigh Salterton
- Colaton Raleigh
- East Budleigh
- Newton Poppleford
How to register
You can register with our practice by completing a registration form which can be obtained from our reception staff. When you register we will ask you to make an appointment to see one of our practice nurses for a new patient health check. This will make sure our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing (such as blood pressure/smear tests/mammograms etc) are up-to-date.
If you have a preference for a particular GP please mention this when you register and we will try and accommodate your wishes.
Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving though it may be courteous to do so.
Everyone in the UK has the right to free care from a GP.
If you don’t have proof of ID or address, you can still register. Immigration status or nationality don’t matter - reception won’t ask for immigration documents and won’t share your information with the Home Office unless serious crime is involved.
- Registering a s Homeless Patients
- Registering as a member of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Communities
- Information for Visitors from Abroad about using the NHS
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Holiday Visitors & Temporary Residents
We are happy to see any relative or friend staying with you who requires medical treatment whilst away from home as a Temporary Resident. When making an appointment to see a GP as a temporary resident you will be advised to attend 10 minutes early in order fill out a simple temporay registration form.
Pre-registration with the practice
If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form. When you have completed all of the details, click on the "Send" button to mail your form to us. When you visit the surgery for the first time you will be asked to sign the form to confirm that the details are correct.
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Your Named GP
Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre provide all patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.
We need to divide our patients evenly between all of our doctors, so they can manage their workload. Therefore to do this fairly and impartially, we have selected patients by surname to match to a doctor.
We know that some patients will wish their named GP to be a particular doctor. Where a patient expresses a preference as to which doctor they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request, but we would like to reassure patients that this system does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
You do not need to take any further action and will be informed of your named GP in due course. In the meantime, if you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us on 01395 441212.
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