New Patients

Register as a New Patient

If you wish to register as a patient at Eye Health Centre, please check that you live within our catchment area. 

This practice provides services for patients living in the following parishes:


  • Eye
  • Braiseworth
  • Thorndon
  • Mellis
  • Yaxley
  • Brome
  • Gislingham
  • Hoxne
  • Thornham Magna 
  • Thornham Parva
  • Stoke Ash
  • Thrandeston
  • Stuston
  • Horham
  • Redlingfield 
  • Southolt
  • Oakley
  • Syleham
  • Wingfield 
  • Occold 
  • Denham 


Please feel free to download our a copy of our Practice Leaflet.

Catchment area map

How to Register

If you wish to register as a patient at Eye Health Centre, please first check that you live within our catchment area (see below). 

You can collect the neccessary registration forms from the surgery and return them to reception once completed.

To speed up the registration process, you can download, print and fill in the required forms in advance to coming to the practice:

  1. GMS1 Registration Form
  2. New Patient Information Form: Adult / Child / Newborn

You can also download and complete the optional:

  1. Online Access Application Form
  2. Summary Care Record Consent Form

Please note that when requesting access to online services, you will need to bring two forms of ID with you when you hand it in to the surgery - a photo ID (e.g. passport or driving liscence) and a seperate proof of residence. Your application will be processed and you will recieve login details from reception within the following few days.


When ordering repeat medication from us for the first time, it is essential that you provide us with a repeat medication slip from your current practice.   

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Alternatively you can register online:

To register as a new patient online, please complete and submit electronically the:

  1. Online Registration Form (including your NHS number)
  2. New Patient Questionnaire Form

If you do not know your NHS number, please ask your currnet GP practice, or visit:

Please note that if you wish to complete the Application for Access to Online Services and/or the Summary Care Record Consent Form, this needs to be done as a hard copy and handed into reception. 

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 surgery has good access for wheelchair users to all consulting and treatment rooms, patient areas and disabled WC. We keep a wheelchair on site should you have trouble getting around the surgery, or to/from your car.

Please speak to a Receptionist if you would like to use this.