New Patient Registration


Our patient registration policy does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, disability or medical condition.

Temporary suspension of new patient registrations

For now, new patient registrations are monitored and allocated by the Oxfordshire Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). If you wish to register with a Didcot GP practice, please check your postcode under ‘How to register’ below, then contact BOB ICB (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board) and you will be assigned a local GP practice.

The process is quick, with requests allocated within 1 to 2 working days and registration completed within 2 to 3 working days thereafter. If you need urgent medical help in the meantime, please contact your nearest GP practice - patients whose registration is pending can still access services.

How to Register

Check you live within the boundary area

Enter your post code to check you live within the practice boundary area


Registering your newborn baby

Parents can register their new born baby if the mother is already registered with us. Please ask at Reception for a registration pack. For proof of identification we will need to see your child’s birth certificate.

Temporary Services

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 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.

Further Information on Temporary Registration

Your Named GP

All Patients registered with the surgery will have been allocated a named accountable GP who will be responsible for your overall care. However, you can book appointments with any of the GPs at the surgery. If you have a preference to which GP you are allocated, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your requests. If you wish to know which GP has been allocated to you, please ask reception at your next visit.

Use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Find out more and download the app

Visit the NHS website to learn more