Who may join our list? (How to Register)
Anyone who lives within the Practice Boundary (Please see the boundary map below or ask at Reception) may apply to join the Practice List. To register as a patient you need to contact the Practice for the appropriate registration forms. We retain the right to refuse to accept a patient who lives within our practice area but this is a rare occurrence and we never refuse to receive a patient because they are “expensive” or particularly ill.
We only ask patients to leave our list if
1. They have moved out of our practice area.
2. Their behaviour has become unacceptable, for example stealing from us, damaging our property, abuse or violence (or threat of violence) to the doctors or staff.
3. They repeatedly fail to attend appointments.
The Practice promotes the NHS Zero Tolerance procedure.
Although we operate a pooled list, you have a right to express a preference of Practitioner. Please note that although we will do our utmost to accommodate your request it may not always be possible (e.g. same day appointment availability).
Birtley Medical Group are delighted to receive registrations from patients within this catchment area.