New Patients

Register as a New Patient

To register with the practice, simply ask at reception. The receptionist will ask for your address to check that you are within the practice area and you will be given a registration form and health questionnaire. 

To complete the registration process we will require photographic proof of your identity (e.g. passport/driving licence) and also proof of your address (e.g. utility bill). These documents are to be handed in with the registration form. At this point a New Patient Health Check appointment will be arranged for you with one of our healthcare assistants.

If you have any further questions regarding this please telephone our reception team on 0191 4885555

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.

Practice Area

The practice area covers the following:

  • Dunston
  • Whickham
  • Swalwell
  • Lobley Hill
  • Fellside
  • Sunniside
  • Some parts of Marley Hill

Please see the Practice Boundary Map to see the exact areas covered by The Whickham Practice. 


If you move locally, or change any of your details, please inform reception. It is also very helpful to have an up to date telephone number.


If you move out of the practice area, you will need to re-register with another practice within your new area. 

Whickham Practice Map

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:

NHS Online Register with a GP service

You can register to the practice by clicking the following link:

Disabled Patient Facilities

Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.

(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).