New Patients

Register as New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.  As it often takes some time for records to be forwarded from your former practice all newly registered patients will be asked to complete a health questionnaire which is included in the online registration and are offered a consultation with the doctor. 

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. 

Online registration is now available at Rothwell and Desborough Healthcare Group.
We are making it easier for patients, who can now register without leaving their homes, and also looking after the environment through reduction in registration form printing! To register, please go to:
Where possible please have your NHS number ready as this will make the registration process quicker.
Here are four ways you can find an NHS number:
  • this national service
  • on NHS letters
  • on prescription papers
  • on the NHS app or on a child's baby red book

Registration Process and Documents

If you are registering a child under 16 you will need to bring a birth certificate. One or both of the parents named on the birth certificate must be registered at the practice.

Please download and read the supplementary information for further details and links on data sharing and access to your records.

Accessible Information Standards

You only need to complete the online Accessible Information Form if you have information and / or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss. 

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.

Your Named GP

Once registered at the surgery you will be appointed a Named GP, also known as an Accountable GP or Usual GP.  This is a requirement set by the NHS. This does not mean you can only be seen by this GP, you may ask to see any clinician, and will be offered appointments with other clinicians. Your Named GP will be responsible for your overall care at the practice and take responsibility for coordinating other medical services you may need as part of your care.

Patients are evenly divided between the GP partners and your named GP can change when a partner retires, resigns as a partner or changes their sessional commitments.  You will be informed of your new Named GP if this happens.

Practice Boundary

We are currently accepting new patients who live in the following areas:


Brampton Ash











Thorpe Malsor


If you live in a village or town other than those listed above you will need to register at another surgery local to you. To find other local surgeries please click here.





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

Disabled patient facilities are also available.  Both sites are wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets.  There are dedicated disabled parking bays at Rothwell only.